Before I jump in, who else here on WordPress absolutely hates the new Block Editor?
I’m usually pretty good at catching onto software updates, but this block editor thing has been annoying the crap out of me. I switch back and forth between the Visual and HTML editor pretty often and I find that it’s a pain in the butt!
Anyway, I’m so sorry for starting this out on a negative note LOL! Totes just had to vent for a second there.
I love, love, love this time of year in the blogging world. I love reading your yearly wrap-ups, your favorite reads of the year, your new resolutions, how you did on your old ones… it’s just a bunch of fantastic content!
I’m posting my bookish resolutions a little early this year because, for some reason, they popped into my head and I needed to write them down anyway, so here we are.
2019 Bookish Resolutions
Read at least 25 physical books I already own
I am notorious for hoarding hard copies of books and never reading them. I’m partial to audiobooks, but I can’t help my love for physical books either. Granted the main reason why I collect books is because I’m obsessed with finding great book deals, but also because I love filling my library with #allthebooks.
Sitting down and reading a physical book is so hard for me to justify with my schedule because I can’t do anything else but read. While listening to an audiobook, I can be productive in some way and my personal time is so limited, it’s hard for me to sit down and read these days. I need to remedy this because I truly do love having a physical book in my hands.
Also, I really need to read all these freaking books I have sitting around.
Read at least 10 ebooks I already own
I’ve been a lot better about hoarding eBooks, but I still have, like, 200 books on my Kindle that are begging to be read.
Read all the audiobooks I already own
With the Romance Package that I have, I’ve been rotating out Romance Package books instead of reading the books I’ve actually purchased with credits in the past. I’ve canceled my regular Audible membership simply so that I could focus on reading all the books I already own before purchasing more, and I’ve actually already started doing a good job of that… I think I only have a handful to go through before I work my way through Romance Novel picks!
Continue cleaning up my Goodreads TBR list
Including my Bye Bye Books series has helped me out SO MUCH. I have over 1,000 books on my Goodreads TBR, most of which I do not own and have added back in 2010 when I first got on to Goodreads. My tastes have changed drastically since then and as I’ve been doing these posts, I’ve realized just how much. When I first got onto Goodreads I spent a ridiculous amount of time adding books to my TBR all willy-nilly as if I were immortal and could read them all.
Attend at least 1 book convention
I 100% plan on attending Shameless Book Con for my 3rd year in a row because I always have so much fun!
Read (a few) more books outside of my comfort zone
I’m unabashedly obsessed with romance novels and am of the mindset that, in my limited years on this planet, I will read what I want, when I want without worrying what people think of me. However, when I have stepped out of my comfort zone and read something that is highly recommended but isn’t romance, it is rare that I am disappointed. It’s nice to step out of my reading comfort zone once in awhile.
Read at least 1 classic novel
This number may seem shockingly low to those of you who make it a point to read classics, but for selfish-old-me, it’s actually not unheard of. I’ve been wanting to read Jane Eyre and The Art of War for a while now, anyway.
What about you? What are your resolutions? Link to your post or let me know in the comments!