Bookish Resolutions 2018

2018, woo hoo! Hopefully this year will be better than the last two. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is “Bookish Goals/Resolution” which I am psyched about. I try to do these every year but I didn’t do it yet so when I saw this subject I was SO excited. Following are my bookish Goals/Resolutions for 2018″ in no particular order.

  1. Meet my (realistic) Goodreads goal of 50 books read this year. Follow my progress on the right sidebar. I’ve met my goal a few years and when I shot for 75 books in 2016 I realized that there are just times when that won’t do.
  2. I’m going to read as many books that have been on my shelf for a long time, as the ones that I buy this year. I collect books faster than I can read them but this is the year that I’ll read the books I already have.
  3. Go to all the author events that I can manage this year @ Kepler’s, BN, Books Inc., and Hicklebees. Oh, and get them books signed. Can’t forget that. While I can’t get each authors book each time, I do have enough books already that I can dig up something of theirs for the signing.
  4. Read more than I watch TV. This is a hard one. While I cook I watch TV; when I relax after work, I watch TV; while I clean my room, the house, and the reptiles tanks, I watch TV. Watching that much TV actually does affect my health. Instead, I’m going to listen to the multitude of audiobooks I have from audible and the library on my Amazon Echo. Gotta put Alexa to work!
  5. Learn how better to booktalk. A librarian friend of mine is going to teach me how to do that properly. I don’t know if I still want to be a librarian but I’m on my fifth library, probably not my last, so I need to learn to do that. Especially since I talk to people in the teen section of Barnes and Noble and give unsolicited recommendations.
  6. I won’t buy more than one book every two months at full price. Coupons? Sure. Gift Card? Yep, acceptable. Used Bookstores? Def ideal but library book sales are the way to go.
  7. Listen to one audiobook every month; ones that I own or ones that I’ve collected through the library
  8. Find a way to channel my bookish energy; especially when I have the overwhelming urge to buy a book full price. Make bookmarks or some other bookish craft, blog or just read and write reviews here, Goodreads, and Amazon; Booktubing is also a fun thing to do.
  9. Read and review my books for review as well as Tarot cards.
  10. Bring my Netgalley score up to 80% and keep it there.
  11. Booktube!
  12. Read print books as well as Kindle books.
  13. Rebuild Twitter following.
  14. Gain more bookish friends.
  15. Join a book club.

I’m not going to stop with these eleven. I want to improve my bookish life and will be adding to this collection of resolutions.

Happy reading!

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