It’s a new year now and that means new challenges, books and goals! Do you participate in challenges or set a reading goal for yourself? Also, what are your plans for the year? Any blogging resolutions?
I told myself I wan’t going to sign up for any challenges this year because I totally failed the one for my TBR pile, but I figured just a couple should be okay if I can manage them easily. The obvious one is the Goodreads challenge, and I think I will end up going with 80 since it will be a busy year. I also have the Seriously Series one that will help with my current pile of books and the Book Bingo.
For 2013 I went in with the mentality that I would try and read at my own pace and take it easy, but I ended up doing a bunch of book tours right at the beginning and those deadlines were just too much. I was also reading a lot of books that I didn’t like and ended up in a bunch of slumps because I felt burnt out and stressed and I wasn’t interested in anything. Eventually I just started reading my own stuff and took breaks which helped.
I think this year I’m only going to read books that I really want to and focus mainly on ones I already have. There will be some from the library and review requests and some ARCs but I will try and keep that smaller. I’ve already closed review requests down except for authors I’ve already worked with for a while. My reading pile isn’t crazy but I would like to get everything all read this year so I can welcome in more new books later.
So my goals for the year:
- Read what I want
- Take it easy, don’t let blogging stress me out
- Spend more time outside of blogging with friends and family
- Meet new bloggers
- Host a read-a-thon
- Read more non-fiction books, even if I don’t review them
List any goals below as well as your comments! I’m excited to see what everyone has to say 🙂