Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Resolutions for 2014

The year is almost over, and when it comes to reading and blogging, the new year feels very much like a fresh start for me. In the last few months, my schedule has become so crazy and my reading time so limited. Combine that with overly-ambitious reading goals and too many review copies, and you have a less-than-ideal environment for actually enjoying recreational reading.

So, my main resolution for 2014 is to enjoy my reading more. I've already started taking steps to ensure that I follow through with this: I've signed up for reading challenges at lower levels for 2014, so that they're fun instead of unachievable, and I've hugely decreased the number of review copies I accept. I want to get back to where I can read what I feel like when I feel like it. I want to be able to read a 1000 page book without having to worry if I have time for it. And I even want to be able to take out library books without feeling too guilty about my towering pile. I feel a weight off my shoulders just thinking about it. So I'm going into 2014 feeling pretty darn good. :)

2014 New Year's Reading Resolutions:
  1. Have more fun reading by allowing myself more freedom in what I read and when.
  2. Keep review copies from overwhelming me by never allowing a backlog of more than 3.
  3. Start reading some of the Beyond Reality books of the month again (like I used to do way back in high school, in the pre-Goodreads days if you can believe that!).
  4. Write reviews soon after finishing a book, or at least start them. That way I won't be trying to remember details of a book I read 3 months ago, like has happened this year!
What are your reading resolutions for 2014? Share in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I think not letting book reviews stress me out will be key for me in the coming year. I think that will be my main resolution.