So, it’s the new year and that means new reading goals and looking back on my past goals! While I was proud of my reading from last year, I’m always looking to improve so I have a few goals that I hope to accomplish in the coming year. In this post I’m going to look back on my past goals and talk about my new ones!
So it’s the middle of the year and there are so many more of you than there were in January (seriously thank you so much!!) and I feel like that calls for another handy survey.
Please take a couple minutes out of your day to fill this out, it really helps me out!
Ok so it’s finally 2017! Hooray! With 2017 comes some inevitable New Years Resolutions ( I know they never work, but I’m hopeful). So here are my reading/blogging goals for 2017
Read 30 Books!
I told myself at the beginning of last year that if I reached my goal of 25 books, I would bump it up 5 books. This should be an ongoing goal, as I complete a reading goal, I will bump the next year up 5 more. I feel pretty confidently about completing this goal, because I didn’t start my reading challenge until March and had a HUGE reading slump during the middle of the year, and still completed my 25 book goal. So best of luck to me for this.
BOOK! BUYING! BAN!
I spend WAY too much money on books, and since I am moving into my first apartment I desperately need to budget myself. I have told myself that I can buy ONE book a month! That may sound impossible, but I’m hoping to keep up with this. I’m also hoping to start using book depository to buy books, because I’ve recently discovered it and wow some of those deals are CRAZY!
Using The Library!
This goes along with my previous goal, because if I’m not buying books, I’ll have to get them somewhere else. I used to be a huge fan of using the library, but since I’ve been in college, I haven’t checked out the library. I’m really excited about checking out the library, as soon as I get back in town!
Posting AT LEAST Once A Week!
My unofficial goal is actually twice a week, because college is crazy. I don’t want to feel overwhelmed later in the year, so I’m setting the goal lower for my own sanity! Hopefully I will make a schedule later on, to accommodate my school and work, but that will have to wait.
Reading More ARCs!
I’ve just been introduced to the wonderful world of ARCs and I’m so excited. So far, I have a ton lined up for my e-reader and one in the mail (!!!). I just would like to really explore ARCs and hopefully find my niche with them soon!
That is all I can think of right now, but I’m sure there are so many more! What are your reading or blogging goals? I would love to know (and maybe copy yours)!
SOCIAL MEDIA —
Check out my last post on my review of My Life in Dog Years – Gary Paulsen HERE!
Hey y’all! I hate to bother you with this, but I made up a short and easy survey asking everyone what they thought about the quality of my blog and what I could do better in 2017. I just want to keep improving and I feel this is the best way to go about it right now. So if you could please take 5 minutes (or less) of your time to fill this out I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you all so much for the amazing year and I hope to have many more here on the blog!
I am getting a late start on this, but it is ok because it is all for fun!
Are you interested in this? If so you should totally do it! Can’t wait to see more winter posts from everyone!
ADD ME ON Goodreads !
Check out my last post on my Winter TBR HERE!
Since I started my blog, I have just been rating based off my initial feelings of the books, but I realized that isn’t really fair for those who actually are interested in reading the books I speak of.
So, I have put a lot of thought into it and have decided to rate off of 4 different categories :
- Anything unique I find in the book
I will give each of these a rating out of 5 (instead of 10) and then average them together for a overall rating.
So basically like how most people do their ratings, but if it’s not broke don’t fix it amiright!
Thanks for reading, I just wanted to update you so you weren’t all shocked when my new reviews were rated differently.