I’m not mad on New Year Resolutions. Well, not the ones that require an effort to keep. Resolutions such as ‘Eat Mint Slices and read more books’ are fine though.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013. I haven’t quite made ten… don’t want to over-extend myself and all that.
1. Buttoning my lip when it comes time to selecting the book at book group – Just SHUT-UP KATE and let others suggest books.
2. A monthly ‘spring clean’ of my Kindle samples – last year I got into the habit of grabbing samples before simply buying the book, which was progress. But I still have to read the samples and at last count I had 78 sitting on my Kindle. That’s just stupid. Even if I bought all those books, it’s a year’s worth of reading. Time to get ruthless.
4. Re-read some old favourites.
5. Quit ‘having to finish a book, no matter how bad’. I could count the number of books I’ve abandoned on one hand but really, life is too short for bad books.
6. Catch up on my NetGalley books before requesting more.
7. Although this flies in the face of pledging to reduce my TBR stack, I really loved author Gwenda Bond’s 2013 reading resolution, which is a response to constant recommendations and reading reviews –
“So my literary resolution for 2013 is to buy a book each month that I’ve never heard of before encountering it in the bookstore and give it a try. (This has the added benefit of giving me an excuse to go book shopping in an actual store each month, too. Not that I need the excuse.)”
8. I have a page listing all my book reviews. I need to create another page listing all the recipes that I have suggested. 2013 is the year.