I've been thinking about making a post about what I want to do with this upcoming year concerning books and the blog. I thought of the title "Three Books in Four Days". I finished reading the Divergent Trilogy in four days. It has made me think about reading, why I read, and why I want to continue.
It was a guilty pleasure to read three books in a row just because I wanted to. I don't usually indulge in that kind of luxury. That is how I used to read books before I started blogging.
About six months ago, my life became quite a bit busier, when I accepted a new calling in my Church. I am busier in Church Service than I have ever been. It is a wonderful experience for me, but it has made me rethink the amount of time I have to spend pursuing hobbies. I decided that I wanted to spend more time living my life rather than reading about other people's lives.
I don't know if you've noticed, but over the past six months the pace has slowed down on this blog. I am committed however, to continue reading and giving book suggestions.
Soooo..... here are my goals.
1. Read more of the books I already have accepted for review and only accept new books that I REALLY want to read.
2. Be better at letting author's know whether or not I will promote or read their books.
(I have a bad habit lately of letting them sit in my inbox until I get so depressed I delete everything!)
3. Get ahead of scheduled reviews, try to read them at least a week in advance instead of a couple of days.
4. Write down in my calendar everything that I accept and plan to have it reviewed soon.
(I missed a few promised reviews because I forgot to write them down.)
5. Have fun reading.
(At times it has become a chore. Trying to get through books that don't appeal to me, or as one more item to check off my list.)