Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this is the first time that I have participated. Each week, book bloggers contribute their lists to the blogging world, the topic being chosen by The Broke and the Bookish members. This week, we discuss our bookish resolutions.
- I resolve to finish my Top 100 Children’s Books challenge by June 1st. Pretty self-explanatory for those that have been following my blog for more than a week. For those that don’t know, check out this post.
- I resolve to read 125 books in the year 2011. Also self-explanatory.
- I resolve to buy more books. This is probably the opposite of most book bloggers out there, as I have seen numerous times posts in which bloggers put themselves on a “buying ban” for a certain amount of time. Honestly, I’m not really a book-buyer. I’m not anywhere near a Borders or Barnes & Noble and my city does not have an independent bookstore that sells new books. And I am still working on the full-time job thing. However, my dad always says that “Excuses are like anuses. Everyone has one and they all stink.” So, no more excuses. I will become a book-buyer in the year 2011.
- I resolve to read more cookbooks. More on this one later.
- I resolve to read books for fun, not review. Again, more on this later. Lots of changes to come on the blog soon.
- I resolve to finish the challenges that I have already committed to. Namely, the Contemps challenge, the 2011 Debut Author challenge, and the Canadian Reading challenge. This is kind of a given, but I wanted to mention it anyway.
- I resolve to spend more time reading on campus. I am not a student at KSU anymore, but I certainly do think the campus is beautiful and there are a lot of great places to spend reading. This might be our last year in this city, so I want to use my time here wisely.
- I resolve to read my husband’s top 5 books in his reading challenge. These books would be Of Human Bondage, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1984, The Sun Also Rises, and The Great Gatsby.
- I resolve to read 10 of Amanda’s top 15 books of 2010. Even though I don’t normally read adult books, I want to start doing so, and what a better person’s recommendations to start with? Amanda is a blogger and person that I respect very much and I think she writes brilliant, thoughtful reviews.
- I resolve to recommend more books to people. I find myself hesitant to tell people about books that I am reading or recommend any that they might enjoy, and that is just a sad, sad day as a book blogger. I want to focus more on spreading the book love to my IRL friends and community.
So, there you have it, my hopes for this year. What are your bookish resolutions?