Friday, January 6, 2017

DISCUSSION: New Years' Resolutions

I know this is about a week late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was spent watching college football playoffs. Georgia has had a sucky season, so I'm rooting for my husband's team. Alabama. Roll tide!

Anyway, it's that time of year again, where resolutions are made and then quickly forgotten about by February. Or is that just me?
Instead of calling them resolutions, I am going to call them goals. That way, maybe I will feel better when they are forgotten about by February.
1. Request fewer ARCs.

I have had this goal for a few months and it's going really well. I am only requesting ARCs that I am really excited about.
Hopefully, that will mean fewer ARCs on my TBR list and maybe more ARCs that I actually love. We'll see how that goes.

2. Buy fewer books.

I know. This goes against everything that I believe in. But I can't believe just how many books that I bought last year, but haven't read!
I'm not going on a book buying ban per se, but I think the only books I will buy for a while are ones that go on sale with Amazon. I mean, if the price of a book I really want goes from $10.99 to $1.99, I pretty much have to buy it, right?
3. Come up with another feature for the blog.
I feel like my blog has gotten a bit stale. I had a weekly feature last year on non bookish obsessions and I may bring that back.

4. Read more blogs!

I really hate it when I get behind with my Bloglovin feed. So many of you are kind enough to read my blog and I want to be better about returning the favor. It's hell on my TBR, but I love reading what you guys have to say!

5. Be better about responding to comments . . . but don't stress out if takes a few days or even a week to do it. 
I'm getting better about this, but it's hard. So if I don't respond to your comment for a week, try to cut me a little slack, okay?

6. Create a Facebook page for my blog.
I am horrendous when it comes to Twitter. I will tweet consistently for a week, then forget about my account for months at a time. But I am on Facebook all the time. So maybe creating a Facebook page for my blog would allow me to interact with you guys even more.

So let's discuss: do you make New Years' resolutions? What are some book related (or personal) resolutions that you have?



  1. I do make resolutions, personal and book related, about anything really. It helps me to be motivated. I think I've done great requesting fewer ARCs but I still buy too many books xS

  2. I still need to do my post on my resolutons/goals. Fewer ARCs is on mine for sure but I am already failing on that. Same with buying fewer books. Good luck with these!!

  3. Ha, we only ave a FB page for our blog cause Nick converted it from her old one. I am so lazy when it comes to social media. Good luck on your goals!

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

  4. I am the opposite of you, I forget that Facebook exists for months on end. I logged into it today and had 20 notifications and just... closed the tab and walked away bwhahah. I love your goals! I have many of those goals too. Especially the commenting one. Because I like, need to not NOT sleep because I am replying to shit, you know? I will do my best, it's all anyone can ask of us, right? And SAME with books. I am the worst with that. I have gotten better about ARCs but also that is because I just don't GET them, not that I don't WANT them ;) I wish you the best of luck with your goals!!

  5. I think it makes sense for you to focus on Facebook if that's the social media you tend to engage in anyway. Good luck with that goal and with all your others!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction