Top Ten Tuesday

What better way to start off the new year than listing my top ten bookish resolutions!  Go check out The Broke and the Bookish for other resolutions.

  1. Start this blog – This has been an idea of mine for a while now, so I’m glad to actually be starting it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to DNF – I always feel guilty for not finishing books, but I shouldn’t!  If I’m not enjoying it, I should just move on.  Maybe I’ll try it again some other time, maybe I won’t; I’m not going to worry about it.
  3. Try new genres – I’m huge on realism, but I’m very aware that there are so many brilliant books out there that I’m missing out on.  It’s time to get out of my comfort zone: fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, YA, romance…the possibilities are endless!
  4. Make time for reading – Every day if I can.
  5. Make time for writing – Same thing (though I’ve always found this particular goal a bit difficult.  I might have to settle for once a week…)
  6. Don’t worry about numbers – Pages, books, time spent…none of it should matter if I get some good reading time in.
  7. Classics – I miss reading the classics back in undergrad.  I found a lot of authors I really enjoyed, but didn’t continue on with them.  Time to get back to them.
  8. Indie and small press authors – I know there are a ton of great ones out there, but I keep getting sidetracked by the Big 5 presses.  I’m going to start reading some of the lesser known presses this year.
  9. More nonfiction – I’ve always loved nonfiction and want to keep reading them.
  10. Read what I want – I’m not going to force myself to read anything I don’t really want to read.  I’m only going to read things I’m excited about.

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. I’ve been wanting to find some bookish blogs to follow – keep up the good work! I can never get enough of people talking about how much they love books.

    My resolutions so far are:
    1) Finish all the books I’m borrowing and return them
    2) Actually read my TBR books I already own before going out and getting more – the list keeps growing and I’ve run out of space on my bookshelf!!
    3) This is the year I will finally read the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy.


  2. I never finish books I don’t like. I always think that’s a waste of time, since I could be reading something I like. I agree…read things you’re excited about!!!! Yay! I love it when I start reading something and look up to see that it’s nighttime and it was lunch when I picked up the book:) I read Urban Fantasy (LOVE Jim Butcher, the DRESEN FILES, Simon Green’s NIGHTSIDE (which is over now), although his Drood Series in fun. I read anything, well almost anything about PARIS, and I like books on physics. Like books about bookstores:) The only things I don’t like are westerns and regular novels. I don’t like things that drag or don’t get to the point but have a lot of filler to make a 35 page book into one that’s 345 pages long. LOL I liked Evanovitch’s Bounty Hunter series because it was funny but now it’s just repetitive and old.


    1. I used to read that series too! It just got so tired, reusing the same formula all the time. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that! I admire your ability to quit a book you’re not liking. I’ve always kind of felt like if I start something I should finish it, and then it takes forever to read.


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