Happy Tuesday, everyone! We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday inspired by the new year. TTT is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and was previously hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s prompt is bookish resolutions/goals. I’ve seen a lot of posts regarding this topic recently, and I’m excited to do one as well!
1. Read 50 Books
Pretty self explanatory, but I’ll say I have yet to reach this goal, so hopefully 2018 is my year!
2. Read 20 books for the Backlist Reader Challenge
I have never participated in a year long challenge, and I am super excited to be a part of this one! It is pretty customizable and allows you to read all of those books that have been on your TBR since forever. You can read my sign up post for more info!
3. Add some variety to my posts
I really want to have more types of post here at Blue Binding, and so far I’ve already added two new ones! I wrote a discussion about ratings, and participated in WWW Wednesday! I plan to continue both of these as well as continue to add new things!
4. Interact with other bloggers more frequently
I love reading other posts, but I don’t always comment on them or interact with the bloggers. I’m more of a shy, quiet person, so it’s a bit difficult sometimes for me to comment and such. Out of my comfort zone, I guess. (Which is a bit strange since I have my own blog…) Anyways, I have found that people are always very nice and generally open to what I have to say. And, I love it when people comment on my blog, and I need to work on returning the favor!
5. Post my reviews on GoodReads
I LOVE using Goodreads, and I enjoy reading other people’s reviews. Yet, I never seem to post my own. Sometimes I will write a quick paragraph or something, but I want to start posting full reviews on there as well.
6. Write more reviews!
Speaking of reviews, I don’t write very many of them. I find it hard to turn my crazy fangirl thoughts into words and cohesive sentences. And sometimes I’m just lazy. But I really want to review more of the books I read and hopefully encourage others to read them as well! (The ones that are good, at least!)
7. Plan out my reading
I typically just read whatever grabs my attention, usually new books, and my TBR never shrinks. I want to plan out what I want to read instead of just reading whatever fits my mood. I think this will help me tackle those books I’ve been meaning to read for years!
8. Know it’s okay to DNF a book
I have always had trouble putting down a book I don’t like. I intend to finish what I start, including books. However, there just isn’t enough time for that anymore. If I am not enjoying a book and I have given it a good try, I can mark it as a DNF (Did not finish) and know that it is perfectly okay and the world will move on.
9. Expand my personal book collection!
I just adore my books, and there are so many that would look lovely on my shelves! (Or, what little room is left on my shelves…) It is my dream to have a real library in my house one day, with floor to ceiling shelves and comfy couch and a snack bar!
10. Continue to share my love of books!
As you can see, I love books. There’s no denying it. I started this blog to help others find amazing books to read and to connect with those who love reading as much as I do. I want to always keeps that in mind as write posts and improve my blog, and even when I give suggestions to friends!
What are some of your bookish goals for 2018? Link me to your TTT!