Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Goals and Resolutions for 2015


hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Apparently 5 is a good number this year...

1. Last year, I was minimalist in my challenge selections, this year I have chosen six challenges.  I'm shooting for the moon with this one but I want to finish all challenges that I committed to this year.  That would be great!

2. I didn't get to read nearly as many books released in 2014 as I wanted to. (I think I only read two books.) This year I'd like to read 5 books released in 2015.  I know that doesn't sound like many but I spend a lot of time reading books I already own, or catching up on books that I forget great ones come out all the time.

3. I made a small dent in my unread books in 2014, but as one naturally does, I gained more books in 2014.  So I'm going to continue to continue hacking away at my unread books.  This year I'd like to read 12 of them, one for every month.

4. I love reading books more than once, but usually I'm so busy reading books I haven't read that I don't get around to rereading books.  This year I'd like to reread 5 books.

5.  Building off the last goal, I haven't read the Harry Potter series straight through in years.   I mostly pick one book a year and reread it, so there's a little bit of Harry all the time.  This year, however, I'd love to reread the entire series. 

6. I'm going to read more graphic novels/ comics in the year 2015.  I said this last year and then I read a total of 2 graphic novels, which, if you look at statics, means I met my goal because in 2013 I read zero graphic novels.  However, I'm going to set a number goals this year because I liked the graphic novels I read, and so I want to read more.  Let's say 5.  I'm going to read at least 5 graphic novels this year. 

7.  The library is a beautiful place and I need to use it more.  However, I also need to use it better.  By that I mean I need to stop returning books and movies late.  I don't need to tell you how much I've spent, but my card has been suspended at least once this year due to overdue fines.  I bet I have some fines on my card right now.  I just need to get way better at this.

8. I'd like to become more active in the community this year.  Last year, I tried to do this, and while I think I was semi successful at this,  I'd like to do more.  One way I can think of doing this is commenting on blogs posts more.  I'm going to comment more and not just on TTT or HPMotW  posts.  I'm going to make an effort to find more blogs that I am genuinely interested in and make some friends. 

9.  I'm going to finish a writing my book this year.  Every year for the last four years, I've taken part in NaNoWriMo, so I have four first drafts sitting around collecting dust.  This year, I'm going to take one (or maybe start from scratch, who knows) and turn it into a draft that I want to show people.  2015 is the year that I finish my book.

10. I'm going to leave this one open because the goals this year could be endless... catching up on series, attending events (BEA, YallFest), go to author events, visit independent bookstores, make new friends, anything is possible with an open end.

14 comments:

  1. I love all of your goals, they seem so great!

    I also spend a lot of my time reading books released in previous years. I think review books and highly anticipated sequels are usually the ones I read in the year they get released but otherwise, I'm behind as well.

    I re-read a single or two HP books every year too but never the entire series either. I don't really know why... I really want to re-read the Eragon series this year! It's been so long.

    Graphic novels can be so amazing! I really enjoy the Sage volumes although they are very explicit.

    Good luck with all of your goals -especially with writing your book- and since we seem to have the same reading tastes, if you want to do a buddy read this year I'd love to!

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    1. Oh! I'll have to check out the Sage volumes, do you have any other graphic novel suggestions?
      Thank you. :)

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  2. Great goals! I love the one about using the library more. I'm terrible about returning books and have had my card suspended as well. But yes, the library is amazing!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. I think this is a rather common problem among avid readers. haha!

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  3. I definitely want to comment more on blogs and be more of a part of the community in 2015 too.
    I read loads of graphic novels this year - I'd definitely recommend Saga, Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, The Llosers and Runaways
    Good luck with your goals!

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    1. I LOVE Hawkeye! That was actually the first comic I picked up, and now whenever I see Matt Fraction's name, I have to read it! And I'll most definitely look into the other graphic novels you suggested, thanks!

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  4. These are some great goals! For one I love that you're going big. Also aiming to read five new releases and still focusing on your unread pile! And rereading. And the graphic novels. Ok, basically I love all your goals, I hope you get them all and have a great reading year!

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    1. Thanks! I wish you well on your goals too. :)

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  5. Great list! Graphic novels, that is a good one. I find that I always go without for a bit, then binge read several series. Library fines, ouch. Hopefully you can find an arrangement that doesn't leave you poor. Best of luck in 2015!

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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    1. Thanks! I've gotten several graphic novel suggestions this year, so hopefully I'll get through them. I'm ready for to fun in 2015!

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  6. Ah, I want to start reading Graphic Novels too!

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    1. I feel like everyone should read a graphic novel or two in their lifetime. They are so amazing, I mean great stories that are told through words and pictures, what more could you ask for? Good luck with your graphic novels!

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  7. Great list! I have a lot of goals that were not on my list as well and BEA was one of them :)

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  8. #9 applies to me, too! I know that good writing can't be rushed, but I really need to strive to write something, anything daily. Writing a screenplay and publishing an ebook are two of my 30 before 30 items...so I need to get-a-move-on!

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