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.)
Great goals! I relate with life getting busy and the blog becomes the last thing. I hope that you are able to balance everything this year between the calling, reading, blog, and everything else that life gives us.ReplyDelete
Thanks! One thing for sure, life is unpredictable!Delete
I LOVE your goals!! I have a super busy calling, too (what's yours?) and it's hard to squeeze it all in. I should put my reading goals in writing on my blog because I sat down this morning and made some and one of them is to read what I want to read. If I really don't want to read it and wouldn't if I didn't have to, I'm going to say NO. I have soooo many in my TBR pile and I don't want to waste any more time getting to it. I really enjoy your thoughts and your blog, so I'm happy to see you'll see be blogging. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I enjoy reading your blog as well. You post great reviews! I am the Second Counselor in my Stake's Primary Presidency. I work with the Scouts. We have nine wards, so it takes more time than I imagined it would. :) Good for saying no, at least you don't ignore like I have been doing lately. I will get better at not doing that this year. :)Delete
Holy cow!! I won't complain any more about how busy I am. :) I haven't been good at saying no, but I will be now! :) I hope...that's my goal.Delete
Great goals! Lots of yours are similar to mine. :) I need to read all my review books too. Good luck!ReplyDelete