Hey, hey happy readers! Today sees the return of Top Ten Tuesday to Finding Wonderland and marks the official debut of our new “hostess with the most-ess,” and conversation about our book goals of 2018.
That Artsy Reader Girl January 16: Bookish Resolutions/Goals – That Artsy Reader Girl
Goals. Ah, yes. The dreaded organizational topic that rolls around every New Year. Each year I suspect many of us make goals or resolutions. Whether or not we keep them is entirely another story. Today we’re asked to share some of our bookish resolutions. A list I feel really ill-equipped to make mainly because I know I won’t keep them. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still fun to make the list, and besides… perhaps putting pen to paper (metaphorically speaking) will inspire me to actually make some goals…and maybe – just maybe, I’ll even accomplish some of them. Stranger things have happened. Let’s do this.
BOOK GOALS OF 2018
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1. Bookstagram | I’d really like to find a good schedule for bookstagram, in terms of the actual task of taking the photos. I
so enjoy doing it because it’s another creative outlet to learn about and experience, but I feel like too often I use part of everyday (I don’t think I really do, it just feels like it) to snap a series of photos. I’d like to revert to the “olden” days when I’d actually be ahead of schedule and shoot multiple prompts in one day and be set for a week or better.
2. Booktube | This is another of my recent pursuits that I’ve enjoyed. But like everything, I think it’s going to be most effective
and work best for me if I find a schedule. Here’s hoping 2018 is THE year this happens. 3. Freelance Writing | This past year I had a chance to do a little (very little) freelance writing of the bookworm variety, and I found I really enjoyed it. It’s something I’d love to pursue more of in 2018, but isn’t something I’ve read a great deal about in terms of the ins and outs. What advice do you all have you the freelance world?
4. Goodreads | I used to use GR all the time. Now I skip over it and rarely make use of it until I’ve publish 10+ reviews on
the blog. Once this happens, I go on a binge-cross-share-all-the-reviews on my profile. It’s a method, but not one I’m bookworm proud of.
5. Overhaul Bookshelves | Every year – post-INSPYs, I reorganize my bookshelves. The kind of reorganization where I take every single book off my shelf, unhaul and reorganize said books. (Much to the chagrin of myself and my floor which does not appreciate the extra clutter.) Putting this on the list might be a moot point because it is an annual even for this bookworm, but still… I wanted to add it. If only as a kind of reminder not to let myself off the hook for this task.Let’s Get Organized (aka the List in Which I share all of my This-Is-What-I’d-Like-To-Do Goals). #BookGoals #BookTwitter #FWarchives Click To Tweet
6. Read More Emery Lord Books | One may wonder why I specified a specific author rather than just say, read more books!
This is because Emery’s books (or The Start of Me and You does) deserve to be singled out. Perhaps judging by it alone isn’t far, but what can I say… it’s a goal. The Start of Me and You: Amazon | Goodreads
8. Read More Kasie West Books | Pretty much all of the reasons as those listed above (under “Read More Emery Lord Books”) applies to this author. The only difference is I have read a number of books by Kasie – all of which are catnip for this reader.
9. Read More Books | Goes without saying… but ideally, how nice would it be to read more of the books that have been on my shelf for a while. (A subject coming up in a near future Top Ten Tuesday.) Also… why am I such a turtle reader?
10. Schedule | Finding that “magic ticket” when it comes to blogging scheduling and even reading is a must; and tied into this is a genuine feeling I’d like to return to pre-2015 or is it 2016 blogger when I responded PROMPTLY to comments. I say it every year
which I why I don’t like to make resolutions… but what can I say? It IS a genuine goal, I just don’t manage to meet its lofty expectations.
That wraps up Finding Wonderland’s first Top Ten Tuesday with That Artsy Reader Girl! Thank you so much, Jana for hosting. Tell me, reader friends: what reader/booktube/blogging, bookstagram or book goals of 2018 do you have? Do you make resolutions? More importantly – *she asks selfishly* – tell me, all the tips you have for some of the things I’ve rambled about above. I’d love to hear how you stay organized.
As always, feel free to leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below. The standard rule is still in effect; I may not be by until the end of the week, but I’m excited to come by and read YOUR posts.
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