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Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013
Alright, I already listed a few goals here, but I thought I would expand my list somewhat. In no particular order:
• Write my reviews right after I finish the book.
I listed this one in the post I linked above, but it needs repeating! I actually did this with a few books I read already and it was soooo much easier to put my words down. I need to stick with it.
• Organize my Goodreads shelves.
I started doing this the other day, but then I was like “Nah” and decided to go play Sims 3 instead. I really do want to shelve everything under genre and such, though.
• Cut down on my book buying.
I’m currently looking for a new job, so perhaps I’ll be able to go crazy again when everything gets back to “normal,” but I need to take a step back and not go crazy buying books that only sit around unread. Mission: only buy when I know I’m going to read the book immediately or when I go to an author’s signing.
• Use the library more!
This point will go nicely with the one above because it should stop me from impulse buying. LAPL has a great catalog — online too so I can use my new Kindle Fire — and there’s no reason I shouldn’t get books from there even if i have to *gasp* wait for them.
• Read my unread books instead of ignoring them for the news releases.
Dude, I still have ARCs sitting around from BEA and ALA, but beyond that I have others that have been waiting for me for ages. New releases are fun and exciting, but I really need to challenge myself to read the old ones and clear those piles down.
• Find new blogs to visit and subscribe to.
I wasn’t able to do as much visiting around to new blogs in 2012, so I definitely want to get to know new bloggers and add new subscriptions to my Google Reader.
• Read Justin Cronin’s The Twelve and continue with George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Yes, these deserve their own goal because they are INTIMIDATING. They are so long!!! But I’ve been waiting for The Twelve for about two years now and I know Lindsey wants to discuss A Storm of Swords so I need to get to them ASAP.
• Expand the blog.
This is my main one, and I’m still not sure how I’ll accomplish this exactly, but I want to have original posts and features. We’ll see what happens.
What are your goals for this year?