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Top 5 Bookish Resolutions For The Year
It’s strange to think that TTT is no longer hosted the lovely bloggers over at The Broke And The Bookish, but I’m glad that one of their contributors is keeping the meme going! I really love these lists, and it’s a lot of fun to be doing them again! To be honest, I haven’t really thought about resolutions (bookish or otherwise), since I’ve had a lot going on for the last 2-3 months. However, I do have a few bookish things I want to do this year!
1- Continue to read diversely!
I still haven’t done bookish stats for last year, but I’m pretty sure that around half of the books I read last year fall into the diverse category. I want to keep that going, and as long as I’m in the ballpark of 50%, I’ll be happy.
2- Purge my print books as much as I can.
Sometime in the very near future, I will be moving…and while I would love to take all of my books with me, there is not going to be enough room for all of them. I’ve gone through a few shelves, and dropped some off at the library, but I still have a lot more to go. Including the stack of books sitting next to me as I write this. That’s not counting the cookbooks and the crochet books, but I suppose I’ll get to those eventually.
3- Reading the print books I own.
This is going off of the my second goal, but there are some books I still swear I’m going to read. Those are definitely going to the top of my TBR pile because the sooner I read them, the sooner I can decide if they’re worth keeping, or donating to the library. (Who will hopefully enjoy and can use the donations I’m randomly dropping off). This goes for audio books and e-books as well, but I’m much more focused on print.
4- Being more selective with the print books I buy.
There’s a definite theme emerging in the goals/resolutions I have for this year- to really limit the physical books I own, and this goes along with that. While I haven’t moved yet, I am going to have to think carefully about what I buy- while I do audio books and e-books, I may turn to that more to save on space. And of course, keep using the library, because those have to go eventually.
5- Take the time to read my library books sooner.
And also to not check out three more books when I have at least 5 sitting on my desk. I renew and renew, and take way too long to read them. I clearly need to get this under control.
Hopefully I’ll be able to stick with at least some of them, and that they’ll work out pretty well!