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Ok, this year I am definitely sticking to my resolutions! I promise… I think.
I had a look back at my 2015 resolutions yesterday and I actually only ended up fulfilling 3 of them. So this year I need to achieve at least 4 of them and I’ll be happy! I went for all bookish resolutions this year too, and feel (mostly hope) that they are a lot more achievable!
There are quite a few of my all time favourite series that I read before I started Broc’s Bookcase and I’ve never reviewed on here. Series like Harry Potter, the Inheritance Cycle, His Dark Materials, the Hunger Games etc. I am always talking about how much I love these series but I don’t show it on my blog. Plus I am taking part in a reread challenge this year so this will most definitely help towards that too!
For the past few years I have always said that I am going to finish all the series I am reading, which is stupid because by the time I get to the end of the year I have always started more so I am back where I started. This year I am going to finish 5 that I started pre-2016. First on the list is the Gone series and Percy Jackson!
This year I managed to get my TBR down from nearly 1000 books to less than 800. This year I’m going to get it below 300! Every time I look through it there are always so many books that I don’t even remember putting on there so there is definitely a lot of culling to be done, as well as a lot of reading of the ones that I keep forgetting are on there!
I’m trying to be better at reading different things and I am actually taking part in the Pop Sugar 2016 Reading Challenge because I think that it will be a great way to do so. Non Fiction isn’t something I read a lot of, but I am determined to learn something new this year and so thought maybe I could combine that want with reading some Non Fiction. I’ve gone easy on myself though and only aimed for 6, which gives me plenty of time to do it this year.
I’ve been trying so hard this year to be better at replying to peoples comments and to actually take the time out to comment on other peoples posts. I find that I go through weird blasts of visiting other blogs and commenting and then I wont do anything for like a month after that. I am always missing out of excellent posts because I don’t visit other blogs enough. So this is something I want to become better at this year.
I started doing this a bit more in 2015 but I want to try and do it for all of my reviews this year. It’s such a good way to help promote these authors and their books and it’s really not all that hard to just copy a review from one to the other, but alas I don’t do it enough!
I think I put this on every single year, but this year will be the one, I feel it! (she says at 10am on Tuesday, writing her Top Ten Tuesday post in work!) Ok, so maybe it will take me some time to get into it, but by the end of this year I will be a scheduling queen! (Maybe)
For the past two years I have attended YALC (basically the UK version of BEA for those of you who don’t know) and I absolutely love it. I’ve already got my tickets for this summer but I want to find even more events to go to. They are always so much fun and I have met some great people (both authors and attendees) before at them. Plus … signed books! Yeay!
I am constantly posting about bookish things to make in my Sunday Funday posts and I have an enormous pile of second hand books that I have been collecting for these crafts, but still haven’t used. I have big plans this year to make my own bookish Christmas decorations, but I also have some other fun crafty things that I want to make too. I’m thinking that my house needs more Harry Potter arty things…
I love reading, but with everything going on in my life at the moment I don’t have nearly enough time to just sit and read. I want to make more ME time in 2016 when I can just pick up a book and zone out for a few hours rather then reading books on my phone in little 10 minute spurts.