Reading & Blogging Resolutions for 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve! I'm recovering from the wedding of one of my best friends last night!

I'm hoping 2012 will be a much better reading year for me! It's ironic that in 2011, I did about half of my total year's reading during the first four months of the year when I was finishing grad school and worked two jobs... then I graduated and downsized to one job but found that the job takes up way too much of my time. So I need to better prioritize my free time! I haven't made regular new year's resolutions, but I did make some for reading and blogging!

  1. Read 100 Books: This has been my goal for many years and I've yet to reach it. This year's total has been my worst in a while (62). We'll see how it goes. My husband is also making a goal of 50 for the year which is HUGE! He actually has read 40 so far this year which is his highest ever.
  2. Read More of What I Want: Hasn't this always been a goal since I've been blogging as well? I just want to be more conscious of reading what I want rather than only reading review books. January is always my very favorite reading month every year because I focus on reading mainly what I want... I want this to last throughout the year!
  3. Post at Least One Review a Week: I used to have a goal of three a week... how did I ever keep up?!?! I think one a week is realistic for me at this time. I've got some reviews to catch up on, but I have enough pending to do this for January and February. I just need to keep up the reading!!
  4. Keep Better Track of Review Books/ Maintain Communication with Publicists: I don't keep track of this in any way, and even when I do read a review book timely I rarely follow up with the publicist/author/etc. I want to focus on being more aware of this as well. Not that I'll necessarily be posting reviews any quicker (although that would be nice), but I can promise to be more aware.

16 comments:

Steph said...

Excellent resolutions -- happy new year, Jenny!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Admirable list! Happy New Year!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

These are great resolutions. I would agree on all of them! I started keeping a list of all my contacts and who did what because I was working with so many people. It helped me a lot!

Harvee said...

Good resolutions for book blogging! I agree these are good ones for us readers. Good luck in 2012 with your reading!

Trisha said...

Great resolutions! I'm a big fan of reading what you want more so than what you have to!

Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Those are good goals! I agree, it's important to read what YOU want to read. Good luck in 2012!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Hope you live up to your resolutions. Have a wonderful reading year.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I read what I wanted this year and it was the best reading year ever for me. Getting review copies is fun but gets old fast. Too much pressure!

Booksnyc said...

Happy New Year Jenny!

I started a spreadsheet on google docs last year to keep track of books I received, the pub date, contacts etc. It worked well while I used it but once I fell behind, I abandoned it - ha! I am going to resurrect it!

I am looking forward to your posts this year!

Trish said...

Hope you have a wonderful new year, Jenny!! And I look forward to seeing what you WANT to read. ;)

Jennifer said...

Awareness is a beautiful thing.

Best of luck achieving these goals this year. Mine are similar in many ways.

nomadreader said...

Wonderful resolutions! I'm with you on all of those! I've cut way back on review books and it's made me happier. Good luck finding the right balance!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Yes, I started reading what I wanted at the end of the year in 2011 and my reading experience became so much more enjoyable. I loved it, in fact!

Great resolutions and I look forward to another blogging year with you!

Jenners said...

It took me quite a few tries before I made it to 100 so good luck with that. You have to really keep up the pace and not have a bad month to make it, I've found. Reading books you really really want to is one key to ensuring you read more, I think.

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

you must have been in my head because all of your resolutions are mine too! For awhile I kept track of the books I received and publicists, etc. then I got off track...must get back ON track. AND I agree - reading what I want to read is at the top of my list this year too!

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