My 2016 Resolutions–Bookish and Otherwise

 By posting these resolutions I’m holding myself responsible to complete them regularly. 

My health

  1. 4 days out of the week I need to get 10,000 steps that day. NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS I’M DEATHLY ILL. Or have a cold. You know, whichever.
    1. I need to walk 5 days a week
  2. Yoga 2x a week, the length doesn’t matter
  3. A month-long elimination diet to help my migraines
    1. Maybe I’ll revisit being Vegan again. It worked out pretty well for me last time.

Bookish/Writing Resolutions

  1. I will read all 2015 review books
  2. Meet Goodreads challenge
    1. Read my books on reading
  3. Journal at least 5 out of 7 of the days of the week, like I did when I was younger
  4. I will regularly upload stories to OWW SFF so I can keep getting writing feedback
    1. I will get a poem, story or two published SOMEWHERE. Anywhere. I just need to get my name out there.
    2. I will continue to work on my book(s)*

Blogging Resolutions

  1. I will blog/booktube regularly, *“regularly” to be determined at a later date*
  2. At least every other book I read I will review on my blog(s)

Spiritual stuff and all that jazz

    1. I will implement a form of insightful tools like tea leaf and Tarot card reading at least twice weekly, if not carrying around a Tarot card daily
  1. On that note, I will actually learn the Tarot
  2. I will meditate at least once a week
    1. I will burn candles to my hearts’ desire, picking the color depending on my mood
    2. I’ll set the spirit with incense
  3. I will pick something and law of attraction the shit out of it every day/week/month
  4. I will go out of my way to think positively, especially when something happens that brings me down


  1. Somehow, somewhere, I will meet this years monies goal. I can do this. I CAN DO THIS.
  2. I will move out. I don’t care where, I will just get my own place, however that pans out >.<

Pornographic Tarot and the (admittedly) Less Interesting Books I got this Past Week.

Something I did not anticipate when I purchased the Royo Dark Tarot Deck: a pornographic deck. Not that I’m complaining, there’s plenty of female eye candy. To Royo: thank you. Thank you for that little, unexpected treat. There will be a review of this deck of Tarot, but that’s for later, when I have more experience using them.

The second book I got from Netgalley in the form of an ebook: The Girl from the Well. Creepy stuff, man. Well, at least in the beginning. Click here to see my video review. 

Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of The Girl I requested the second book, The Suffering because I need to continue the story, even if the ending of the first book was pretty definite. 

I then ordered from Amazon Writing Monsters and The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. The latter is a reference book that I haven’t even skimmed through yet (I’m heightening the anticipation), the former is not so much a reference book as a workbook.

Finally, I requested a second title from Netgalley, Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga. She’s an author I’m familiar with, having read her (arguably) most popular book The wheels of Life, a book that introduces readers to their Chakra system and how to care for it. I actually requested this one on accident, I thought I was requesting Tarot and the Chakras. #Fail 

Regardless, I now have a wealth of books to keep me occupied for some time. Unfortunately, I have many of those so while I’m reading I’m constantly distracted by my other books. #CommonReaderProblems