Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Top Ten Bookish Resolutions For 2016



My Top Ten Bookish Resolutions For 2016

1.) Write more Classics' Corner reviews - I always intended Classics' Corner to be a larger part of Vonze's Reader Blog. I've been in college throughout the life of this blog and because my degree was writing intense, I often kept reading and just didn't have the time and energy to properly cover the classics. I've resolved to work on that feature more this year.

2.) Read Dune - I love scifi movies. Oshie introduced me to Dune in 2013 and I loved it! He also pushed me to read "The Fellowship of the Ring" in 2015, and I really wish I had listened to his recommendation sooner. Therefore, I resolve to listen and read Dune the novel.

3.) Read a book with a Goodreads bookclub and discuss - Although I'm a member of several Goodreads clubs, I have never actually read and discussed a book with any of them. I occasionally vote on polls, share and take part in giveaways, and reading challenges. I've even bought and read the selected book for the month, I just never get around to discussing it. This year I resolved to participate at least once.

4.) Read 5 Contemporary Romance novels - I own several contemporary romance novels, but I often set them aside for my historical reads. In 2016, I resolve to catch up on five contemporary romance novels and take part in the contemporary romance challenge.

5.) Visit 5 Little Free Libraries - I have a favorite little free library near my hometown and I want to build and manage one of my own someday. To gather ideas I want to visit five little free libraries. That way, I'll have a better vision of how I want mine to look and function.

6.) Read and giveaway - We are running out of shelf space. Last year, I gave away 20 of my own books, as well as, many of Oshie's, through paperbackswap.com, bookmooch.com, and the little free library. This year, I hope we can read and release (giveaway) many other titles that we've enjoyed but don't plan on re-reading.

7.) Have a giveaway here - It's been a long time since I've gave away a book here on Vonze's Reader Blog. I've been waiting for the right book and not something that made me feel meh. I hope to have another reader appreciation giveaway soon! Maybe join a giveaway hop, too.

8.) Allow myself to DNF - One of my resolutions of 2011 was to finish every book I started. Before this resolution, I was notorious for starting and stopping books. I've proven that I can finish every book, even the ones I don't like, but now it's more important to focus on what I really like.

9.) Start a new feature - I've been brainstorming a fun, new feature for this blog. I could see it being a meme to share with other bloggers. I've just gotta make time to get it started! I resolve to add a page for the new feature and try to update it at least monthly.

10.) Organize the shelves - Ideally, I'd like to take all the books off my shelves and organize them into a YA fiction, manga, historical romance, and non-fiction shelf. But this will be a major task! Some cool day, I'll put on an audiobook, and finally finish this task.

8 comments:

  1. I love Dune! I read the series a few years ago. My first three books are my favorite. Happy New Year!

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    1. Always great to meet another Dune fan! Glad you enjoyed them :) I'm looking forward to learning more about the Bene Gesserit group, the movies really made me interested in knowing more about them. Looking forward to it! Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. Great Goals!
    I am trying to participate more in Goodreads Club this year as well. :)
    I wish you all the luck to achieve your goals :)

    my TTT: http://booksbeautifylife.blogspot.de/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2016.html

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    1. Thank you so much! :D Best wishes to you, too, in 2016!

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  3. Good luck with achieving all of your 2016 resolutions!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/top-ten-tuesday-38/

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! Happy 2016 to you!

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  4. I have started 1 new meme, I am rereading Harry Potter this year also, I joined the Contemporary Romance Challenge and my mom had the book Dune and I never did read it!! Good luck!!

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    1. Sounds like you're starting 2016 off right with great goals! I'd love to re-read Harry Potter in the future :D Happy 2016!

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