You will, you will, you probably will! Maybe you won’t..

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Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  For our final TTT for 2015 the topic is:

Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016

Without further ado my resolutions are:

  1. No resolutions (this is going to be a very quick post!).  Kidding.  But seriously, I’m not making resolutions because I’m frankly so bad at keeping them and I hate feeling guilty!
  2. I’m going to go with ‘good intentions’ instead.
  3. Try to finish one book per month from my backburn books.
  4. I have no good intentions about book buying – it’s my secret (or not so secret) little pleasure and life is too short.  So what if I have a TBR that needs to be cordoned off for safety’s sake!  I like my books and they have all come to a very good home. My good intention here is to carry on as always.
  5. I will attempt to finish one of my series per month – I have a very long list of unfinished series which amazes me because I’m always reading!  What gives?  In actual fact by combining (No3) and (N05) I could kill two birds with one stone!  – Be aware that no actual birds will be harmed in the completion of this ‘good intention’.
  6. I shall attempt to be a nice and not at all envious blogger – this is one of those good intentions that has a slim chance – but, I will try!  You shouldn’t all keep having such good books and flirting them before my eyes.  Yes, it makes me pea green with envy.  There it is.  I shall try to be a lesser shade of green in the future.
  7. I have a spreadsheet and I’m not afraid to use it.  Well not very much afraid.  I’ve entered my books.  There will be organisation! There will be dates planned in advance – ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah        ahahahahahahahaha     haha…
  8. This is a good intention that I’m currently working on – to read more Sci fi as I focus very much on fantasy (not a bad thing at all I hasten to add) but I like to be a bit more all encompassing.  So, with that in mind I’m joining in with The 2016 Sci Fi Experience over at Stainless Steel Droppings and also Vintage Sci Fi over at Little Red Reviewer.
  9. Also, another good intention – I’m joining in with lots of lovely readalongs – one that has just started for Kushiel’s Scion – details here if you want to hop on board, Rosemary and Rue which starts this weekend (details here) and a few up and coming readalongs as the year progresses.
  10. My final good intention is something that I can’t possibly fail at – to read lots of lovely books and to converse with all you lovely people about your favourites.

To good intentions!

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23 Responses to “You will, you will, you probably will! Maybe you won’t..”

  1. rosemawrites

    Haha! Thank you for making me laugh (a lot) Lynn! You just made my day! 😀
    Good luck! Have a great 2016!

  2. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    I love this. Especially the last good intention! Good luck with your good intentions 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m sure good intentions are just really resolutions wrapped up in a different coating and I’m sure I’ll feel equally guilty when I feel. The last one at least is achievable – I think I’ve just discovered the key to success – make all your intentions ones that you can do and then you’re sure to manage okay.
      Lynn 😀

      • Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

        Actually that should be the point of it all, no? To make it manageable. Otherwise, we’re all just setting ourselves up for failure. Anyway, I hope we both get to fulfill our intentions 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        I think that’s where I’ve been going wrong all these years – I’ve definitely been setting up myself for failure. I read somebody else’s resolutions yesterday who was saying he should put a challenge to read one book on Goodreads – that would definitely make it easier LOL

  3. Wendleberry

    How are you currently an not-nice blogger? And what on earth do you have to be envious of?

    Good intentions is sensible. I prefaced my list with the fact that they all might change!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, it’s more than I frequently find myself with blog envy – especially when I see somebody reading a book that I want – I definitely covet some books!

      Absolutely – mine, even good intentions, probably won’t pan out – still, if it’s the thought that counts then we definitely did think about it!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Awesome list, Lynn! Definitely a good idea to have a sense of humor when dealing with resolutions…er…good intentions:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hehehe, I’m rubbish with resolutions and good intentions to be honest! It’s nice to have good plans I suppose and it does at least make me think of these things, if only fleetingly.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy

    Haha, this reads more like a confessions list rather than a resolutions list and I LOVE it – seriously, buying books is my one pleasure as well and I’m not sorry! 😉 I would like to try and be better at Backlist Burndown this year too though. And hopefully Sci-fi Month will be back again for 2016 too because I want to try reading more SF as well!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know! I love to buy books – and even though I’m so behind I still have to buy them. This year – we will be good with our Backlist books, I can just feel it! My sci-fi reading is shockingly bad. I do a little each year but it doesn’t tempt me nearly as much.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Buying books is indeed a pleasure and there’s no need to feel guilty about it. Books pile up on the shelves? (or on the e-reader, where they at least gather no dust?). Well, no problem: they are patient creatures and they can wait for us, even if we take a long time getting to them 🙂

    Oh, and I’m going to borrow your idea for the spreadsheet: it sounds just perfect!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I actually think I really will use a Spreadsheet – I can’t take credit for that idea though, Lisa over at Tenacious Reader got me into that idea!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Ria

    I’m horrible at keeping resolutions that I make at the beginning of the year. I almost never achieve what I want to, because I overreach and life ends up getting in the way of my careful plans.

    But really, what I want to accomplish this year involves getting back into bookblogging (and the associated “read 75 books”), managing my time better, getting better at exercising and eating properly, and a couple of other projects that I’ve had my eye on for a little while. Not much, and no real goals, per se, but rather improvements on previous things implementing the action phase instead of getting stuck in the planning phase.

    Best of luck with 2016 and all your goals!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think my goals in the past have not always been the most realistic! I need to be a bit more reasonable. Good luck with everything for 2016 – I like your ‘implementing the action phase’ – that phrase is a definite keeper.
      Lynn 😀

  8. samoak

    Great list of intentions for the year! I really need to work on finishing some series as well. I’m really bad about starting a series and then just never finishing them. My biggest one is that I read all of the Harry Potter series as the books were released….except for the last one. It just sits on my TBR pile…mocking me. 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think it was last year that I posted a piece with all my unfinished series and there must have been 50 series unfinished – my aim then was to work on one per month – I didn’t quite make that but I probably completed six or seven – however, I probably added another 20!! Books are very funny things – they’re either judging you or mocking you – I’m just going to go and shake my fist angrily at all my books! That’ll teach them a lesson. However, that being said I don’t seem to be able to curb the temptation to buy!
      Lynn 😀

      • samoak

        Oh I shake my fist at my bookshelves everytime I pass them. 😉

        Now I’m curious how many series I have started but never finished or am behind on. I’ve never counted all of them. I think I might do a count this weekend just out of curiosity.

      • @lynnsbooks

        I hope you do a count and post on it – I’d like to know how many you have. I did about just over a year ago and I was quite ashamed! What can you do – good series just keep coming out.
        Lynn 😀

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    LOL I hear you on planning ahead! I always have the best intentions but it only lasts about two weeks max before I fall off the wagon. Maybe part of the reason you have so many unfinished series on the go is because you like UF? I tallied up all the UF books I need to read to catch up on all my series, and it’s something like 31 books…yikes!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it’s really disgraceful! We need to pull ourselves together and finish some of these series.
      Lynn 😀

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