This week is Top Ten Bookish Blogging Resolutions For 2015.
Confession time: I'm bad at this. I always start with the best of intentions and then it all goes down hill. So this time I'm going to try harder.
- Have no more than three books on my Currently Reading at any one timeThere was one point last year when I was juggling nine books all at once. NINE. It was ridiculous and I couldn't settle into any of them.
- Request less books on Net Galley
My feedback ratio is now at 39%, so I've put a self-imposed ban on myself. Then all of the wonderful publicists and authors send me invites and it's be rude to decline...
- Finish the books my friends have lent me
I'm terrible for this. I have huge piles of books I've borrowed from friends just sitting unread. Six months on. While I read another ~50 books that were never even on my TBR anyway.
- Get another bookshelf
This time last year I didn't have a single bookshelf, just books piled everywhere. Now I have two. And I desperately need more. Because books are still piled everywhere.
- Listen to more Audiobooks
I have really started getting into audiobooks, and I plan to try and always have one on the go this year.
- Blog more than reviews and memes
I plan to start posting more discussions, perhaps hosting more guest posts. I love to talk books, I probably spend more time talking about them than reading them. So I'm going to follow more blogs, take part in more discussions, and meet even more of you wonderful fellow bloggers!
- Read more UKYA
I already read quite a lot of UKYA but there is definitely space in my life for more.
- Go to more author events
This is something that's quite difficult living in the wilds (ish) of Northumberland but I love these events so much. Getting the chance to talk to the authors that I've read is just amazing.
- Sort out my shelves
Both physically and on Goodreads, because it's all just a mess. I need to trim down my TBR because the ~10,000 books on there are honestly never all going to be read. I need to be more realistic. And I need to get rid of my multiple copies and books I know I'll never read or share again.
- Blog ahead
This is something that I resolve to do every few months and I invariably run out of steam by post five. But I know that spending just one day blogging ahead each month would make life so much easier.