2013 was a pretty good year, and I thought I’d talk about how I did with the bookish goals I set for myself way back in January. I feel like I’m a bit late to the year-end wrap-up party, but now seems as good a time as any to do it! Like I said, I set these goals a year ago, and though I’d re-visit them to see how I did.
Goal #1: Re-read books on my physical bookshelf
I didn’t really do this, and Goblet Of Fire and Speak are the only books I remember re-reading. So re-reading the print books I have didn’t really happen…but I did do a bit more re-reading of some of the books I have on my Nook, so re-reading wasn’t a total loss.
Goal #2: Vary my reading a little more
I actually did really well with this! Netgalley helped a lot, because I found some really interesting non-YA books through them. I definitely plan on balancing my reading material, but…I did get a little away from YA this year, and I miss it. So now I just need to balance the two!
Goal #3: Plan what I’m reading a little more
I pretty much ignore this goal, except for ARC’s I was reviewing, so I could have them read in a reasonable amount of time, so the review could come out at a good time (like, around it’s publication date). I really need to start following through on the Top Ten Tuesday seasonal reading lists. If nothing else, I should follow through on those.
Goal #4: Actually Finish Series/Get Caught Up On Them
I did okay on finishing, and it wasn’t until later in the year that I started re-reading series to catch up on them. I definitely need to work on this, because I’m horrible about finishing them…or even keep up on them. I did start to re-read a few series towards the end of 2013, so I’m hoping I’ll keep up that momentum!
Goal #5: Hoard less books and read them more.
Yeah…having a Nook has turned me into a book hoarder, and while I still need to work on actually reading the books I get, I feel like I have gotten better with this.
Goal #6: Buy less books and use the library more
This one totally didn’t happen. I did use the library a bit, but not as much as I was hoping. Still, I have plenty of books to read, so it’s not like I have a shortage of reading material.
Goal #7: Comment more!
I was totally going to comment more on blogs. I feel like I started off pretty well, but at some point, I just kind of stopped commenting on other blogs. I really need to do that this year.
Goal #8: Listen to more audiobooks
I did better than I was expecting on this one! I still have plenty of audiobooks to listen to, but I have been on an audiobook kick lately, and that’s helped!
Goal #9: Use more cookbooks
This one didn’t really happen…can I blame it on pinterest? Because that seems like a really good idea right now…
Goal #10: Read more classics
I read only one classic- The Outsiders. And honestly? I don’t particularly care if I read any this year. I did attempt to read a few, but I had to DNF them. It would be nice to read a few, but it’s also not one of my goals for this year.
To Sum Up…
I did better on some than on others, which kind of surprised me for some reason. I have a post coming about my goals for this year, some of which are bookish, and others…are not. I have a couple that I may or may not talk about throughout the year, but for now, it seems pretty likely I will be talking about them.