Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals (1/16/18)

Hello everyone! I’m here to give you my top ten bookish resolutions and goals. If you’re not sure what it is then visit: That Artsy Reader Girl

  1. Take more notes: I like to highlight lines in an eBook and tab in a physical book but I always forget why I tabbed. When I go to write a review I never add anything specific because I don’t remember. I want to have some sort of journal where I can jot down everything I want to write in a review for a book, as well as remember for my own benefit. I feel like when I do everything electronically I never remember to use it. I’ll also remember more about the books I read (I don’t have the greatest memory).
  2. Read from genres I don’t usually pick up: This one is pretty simple. I read a lot of YA and mystery. I never really find myself picking up fantasy or sci-fi. If I could just read one book from a different genre every month I would be pretty satisfied. I am doing the Popsugar reading challenge so that should help me out a lot.
  3. Request ARCS that I am ACTUALLY interested in: I definitely don’t do this enough. I always request ARCS on netgalley that sound interesting but I know I’ll never read. When I get accepted for one I dread it. I always find myself not picking them up to read or just forgetting about them. It never really happens with physical ARCS because I’ve only gotten a few, and they are ones I’m most anticipating.
  4. Participate in readathons: I participated in one readathon in 2017. I didn’t really have the time but I can quite easily participate in my own 24 hour readathon. I just need to take a day and read until I can’t read anymore. It’s not that difficult. I don’t really have that much of a life outside of work. I just need to remember to spend quality time with my boyfriend too. (haha)
  5. Take my time: I always tend to feel rushed when I read a book. No one is rushing me. I need to tell myself that it’s okay if I don’t finish a book in 3 days or a week. If I’m enjoying it or if it’s a dense read it is okay to take 2 weeks. There is no deadline. Read 1 book a month? No big deal. I have a blog now so I feel like I need to read 10 books a month.
  6. Try to read 8-10 books a month: I guess I should disregard the previous goal. Obviously if I don’t read 8-10 books a month it is not the end of the world. I just feel like I am more confident while reading, therefore I can pick up my pace a bit. I haven’t been a big reader my whole life so I was always extremely slow. Now that I read everyday I can understand more and read faster. Does that make sense? Probably not.
  7. Buy more books: I know everyone says that they need to stop buying books and read what is already on their shelves. NOT ME. I have been reading books from my library for the past 5-6 months. I love it and it is definitely a money saver but when I read a good book I want to be able to put it on my shelves. I have two and a half small shelves with books and that’s it. I don’t have some of my favorite books and it breaks my heart a little bit.
  8. Host a bookish giveaway: I have always been interested in hosting a giveaway. I was actually wanting to do one when I hit 100 subscribers. I don’t have tons of money to just send a book to someone, but it’s definitely something to consider in the future. I guess that is something to look forward to.
  9. Keep track of my reading statistics better: I know that there is goodreads but there are just some things that aren’t easy to figure out when looking at goodreads. Example: Searching through all your read books for female/male authors. How many pages each book was. The genre of a book. You have to constantly go back and forth and it’s just easier to write it in a journal or on a spreadsheet.
  10. Improve my writing for my blog posts: This isn’t much of a bookish goal, but reading more will help me accomplish that. More reading = more reviews. Sometimes I feel like I never get my point across well enough and it’s because I don’t know the right words to say. I definitely want to step up my game.

If you all made a top ten Tuesday about your bookish goals/resolutions let me know what they were in the comments. If you enjoyed reading this post, give it a big like and follow my blog if you want to read future posts of mine. Be respectful and happy reading.



Author: passionatelyperusing

I have recently joined the book community and I am enjoying it. I will be reviewing books on this blog as well as posting other bookish related posts. Most of the books I read are Young Adult but I'll try to read any genre. Let me know your opinions, but be respectful of others. Don't forget to tell people about this blog if you enjoy it!

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