A Happy New Year to everyone!!
Last night I was in bed, thinking of everything that happened in 2018 and holy hell I realised the whole year passed by like a tornado!!! I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year ended. It seems not long ago, i signed up for the 2018 Blacklist challenge and very confidently told myself “oh I have a whole damn year to finish these 20 books. Easy scenes” but well, look at me now looking back at the blacklist with an “No way has 2018 ended and I still didn’t make it!!!!”
I have realised that I overwhelm myself with a lot of lists and plannings. This time, however, even though I am going to plan (ofc, whats a new year without resolutions?) I am going to make realistic plans, and whole-heartedly work towards achieving them.
With that said,
“Managing my Goodreads Reading Goal”
My Goodreads Goal for 2019 is once again, 40 books.
Now, that’s only possible if I actually make an active effort to take out atleast an hour out of my day to do my reading. So, I have decided that I either wake up 30 mins earlier than usual (depends on how early my classes are for next semester) or I read for an hour after dinner. I have made a January timeline, ticking off days where I’m reading an hour after dinner-time.
If I manage to do this for most of January, my reward will be: I can order a new book! (LMAOOO)
“Read more Classics”
I made this really cool “Classics to Read” printable for myself which i have pasted on my dorm room wall. I know, I know they are like a lot of classics for me to finish over the year, but if I manage to read atleast one classic per month, I’ll be done with what….12 classics??? That’s pretty much fine, considering I have a British and Irish Fiction course next semester, so that will also cover Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Yikes!!
“Reading Books I already own”
So I suffer from this thing which I’m sure is strange to none of you, and that is, “The Disease of Book Hoarding.” With love for books and exquisite book-covers comes this affliction too, but well, it isn’t good. I have around 87 unread books but I still have my eye on that one book which is on the bookshelves of the bookshop that I’m trying not to go to. I mean how many will I buy?????? (Please for my sanity don’t answer, this is just rhetorical)
I am not buying another book until I read atleast 10 books I own. 10 seems like a fair number for the deal.
“Finish the Harry Potter Series (books + movies)”
Yeah, I think it’s high-time I do this. I have read till Prisoner of Azkaban so I think finishing the series would be do-able? I’ll also do a book vs the movie series so stay tuned!! (I am raising everyone’s hopes so high, I really hope I am able to commit to it)
“Post twice a week on the blog.”
So that’s all for my resolutions for the year!
QOTP: Are there any resolutions that you want to stick to?