10 Bookish resolutions

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at the Broke and the Bookish is:

 top ten bookish resolutions

(Although they don’t have to necessarily be bookish!).  I’ve decided to stay bookish and given that I’m a fairly self critical person I have 10 things I think I need to work on:

  1. Need to properly organise books into some sort of order and put together a schedule, especially of books given to review and in order to get ahead of myself a little bit!  Although that does sound like hard work doesn’t it.  I basically just want to read the next book that I want to read!!!
  2. Want to expand reading genres – actually, I’ll be more to the point – trying to incorporate more sci fi as although I read primarily fantasy I also read historical, mystery and horror so sci fi is getting left out in the cold a bit – I’m working on this – see Stainless Steel Droppings Sci fi Experience and Little Red Reviewer’s Vintage Sci Fi event.
  3. Want to read ten of my classics this year – only read 4 so far = massive fail!  Still, I have got time to catch up.
  4. Want to seriously tackle tbr – it’s out of control and needs addressing – maybe limit the number of books I buy this year (ahem!)
  5. Want to finish some of my unread series – also getting out of control – will go and actually figure out how many unfinished series I have one day (see No.1 above)
  6. Need to be more on the ball about updating my blog, behind with challenges pages, A-Z, etc.  Basically I write my review and run for cover!
  7. Hoping to take part in some challenges again like the Women of Genre Fiction by Worlds Without End – really great for introducing new authors and making you step out of your comfort zone (see No.2 above).  Actually a great site – go check it out.  You won’t be sorry.
  8. Thinking to change my reviewing style – needs to be more clear whether I don’t like a book as well as if I love it!
  9. Incorporate some different discussion posts – I enjoy doing something different, fun or just silly on occasion.
  10. Enjoy reading – I always do – doesn’t really need a resolution but thought I’d stick it in there anyways!

Now, just need to make a start on those lists.  Maybe I could make a list of what lists I actually want to make before I start the actual lists themselves.  Categories, this is what I chiefly need…  Or maybe I could stop prevaricating.

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17 Responses to “10 Bookish resolutions”

  1. Two Dudes in an Attic

    Maybe, later in the year when some other stuff has calmed down, we could round up a few friends and agree to all finish a series together. Not necessarily the same series, just we all take a week or two and wrap up a series that plagues us, then write about it.
    Also, if you want help choosing SF, let me know. :d

    • lynnsbooks

      That sounds like a cunning plan!! I must have 20 series unfinished (or at least it feels like that many!) And some of them I was so desperate to finish and yet now I have the last book I’m just sat looking at it!!
      Well, if you have some nice ‘soft’ sci fi that would always be good.
      Lynn 😀

      • Two Dudes in an Attic

        Hmm. I’m going to have to think about this more, but maybe we could declare an official event in May-ish where we all finish a series or two and talk about it. If Andrea or Carl backed this, it could be large and exciting.

      • lynnsbooks

        Well, it seems like ‘uncompleted series’ is turning into a common theme amongst bloggers!
        It would be a good idea. No pressure. The usual ‘not a challenge’ sort of thing – but see how many series you can complete – at the end of the day you normally only have one book left to read so if you read 4 books in a month you’d complete 4 series off!
        Lynn 😀

  2. Tanya Patrice

    I have quite a few unfinished series that I would so love to polish off too. Going to try and make a dent in the spring.

    • lynnsbooks

      I don’t know why I’m so reluctant to finish off series! Need to make a start on completing some.

      This idea of an event could be good motivational wise.

      Lynn 😀

  3. mesetageresenfranglais

    Great resolutions but like you, the one about buying less book, I am not sure it is possible… 😉

    • lynnsbooks

      Nope – it will just lead to unhappiness so I think we can agree not to stick to that one! (You have to break one after all??)

      Lynn 😀

      • mesetageresenfranglais

        Ha ha! Exactly! Yes, let’s not stick to this one. And a Pile to read is made to be renew anyway so in a way, we HAVE TO buy… 😉

      • lynnsbooks

        Hah! I like your thinking.
        Lynn 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with your reading resolutions 🙂

  5. Genki Jason

    A lot of those resolutions can be applied to a film blog as well and I know I need to do things like organising books/film and updating my blog. 😉

    • lynnsbooks

      I think I actually have more chance of sticking to these resolutions than some of the others I usually make – nothing wrong with giving yourself a helping hand though!
      Lynn 😀
      Hey – let me know if your mum reads those books from Jasper Kent and what she makes of them.

      • Genki Jason

        Some of those look easy to achieve it’s just getting the time to do it.

        My mother is working her way through the Night Watch series at the minute. I think she’s on the last book in the series so I’ll let you know what she thinks.

        Good luck with your resolutions! 🙂

  6. TBM

    Great goals and best of luck to you!

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