I always seem to be able to find good books and even deals on books. I shop around at BAM, at their sales and their bargain piles. I also shop at Half Price. But that has only caused my bookshelves to expand. As far as reviewing, I always feel honored when someone reaches out to me to ask for me to review a book. Or I feel lucky when I get approved for a review books on Edelweiss and Netgalley. But, this has only caused my reviews stacks to grow and grow and grow. So, as I was debating on what I wanted to focus on in 2016, I knew that I had to narrow my focus and be realistic. At first, I thought that I could focus my buying by reading through the series that I’ve collected and only buying for what I needed. I started looking through my series and realized a couple of things. I have very few series by the authors that I love. I mean, I may have a few books here and there but I don’t have their whole cannon. And if I love them so much, I should have all of their works. It’s a way to put my money where my mouth is. And to be completely honest, my favorite authors are ones that I truly do read over and over again, so it’s easier if I have their books.
The second thing that I noticed was that I bought a lot of first books in a series as placeholders, to remind myself that I wanted to read it. Yea yead I know already, because I bought it and forgot it. So I decided that before I add more to my collection, I needed to clean up what I have.
So I have three (3) reading goals for 2016:
- Read and clean up the assortment of books on my bookshelves (including books that are boxed up)
- Read and clean up my review stacks.
- Catch up on series that I’ve already started
My Blogging goals are:
- Post a review once a week
- Post a monthly recap by the 3rd of the following month
- Post a monthly focus (aka tbr) post
These goals are manageable for me, and anything extra will be considered a bonus.
While I still have a stack of library books to work through, they already fit into my goals! So here is what I will be focusing on in January.
Final book in White Rabbit Chronicles
While there are a couple of books that I would like to get to, these are the four that I will be focusing on. Depending on my schedule and reading speed, I may get to the rest.
2015 was sporadic with my as I was loving and enjoying the first year as a new mom. I think that I have the hang of it and will be better with my time management. But, if not he is my first priority so if he’s happy I’m happy.