January 16, 2018

Top 10 Tuesday Bookish Resolutions & Goals

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This week on Top 10 we are discussing Bookish Resolutions/Goals and linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl
I am not comfortable with making resolutions in general, and the reason is it can set you up for failure but if it makes you happy then whatever. I would be happy just to complete ten books I want to read in 2018. I realize how my feelings affect my reading. For the life of me, I can't seem to concentrate on getting through the pages of a book faster than a turtle. Really? I think it has to do with my emotions. I don't know why it has been a struggle lately. It feels like when I was little. When I could read well, but lack comprehension. That is the main reason I had an aversion to books. I couldn't understand what I read! I mean I LOVED TO READ, and I still do, but it's just that I find it hard to concentrate.
Like I'm staring at a word, but my brain doesn't register. I'm numb. Thank God for audiobooks though! It's infuriating and debilitating as well. Oh well, so that is it. I've also run into some MORE OBSTACLES! Over the course of Christmas and New Years, Oh what Joy! 1. my kindle is not connecting to wi-fi, 2. my TV is not changing channels, 3. and NOW my iPod is cutting out in the middle of an audiobook! It's been one BIG FRUSTRATING BOOKISH CLUSTER@#CK! Why Oh Why??!! I CAN'T BLOODY READ!! My goals look and feel like somebody pressed the reset, again and again. And why does Goodreads count a book and audiobook as being read twice and therefore I read four books when I've only read 3?

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Book Bite Reviews has read 4 books toward her goal of 60 books.

My Ten Bookish Goals & Resolutions

  • I don't plan on reading more than sixty books in the Goodreads Challenge this year, so hopefully, I will be able to find some books that I like
  • I added six new books to my shelf in the first week of January alone! So for me, a no-book-buying pledge is in order, since buying books is expensive!
  • I will be making use of my library more often this year. I live near one so why not. 
  • Organize my bookshelves and clear out old books and make room for new ones
  • I need to see what I can do about getting an Ipad though, so I can read ebooks and listen to audiobooks on one device. Would that be an Ipad? lol
  • I have a lot of ebooks on my Kindle that I need to tackle. A lot of them have been free over the years so I might be able to delete some after I finish reading them maybe? You think?
  • I'd love to partake in a read-a-long
  • I want to read a bunch of Novellas in November.
  • Join a new reading challenge: The Moody Reader Challenge
  • I also love the idea of reading a book from AtoZ

I look forward to seeing what everyone else's goals are. 


  1. Yes, I couldn't agree more with your resolution to spend more time at the library. It's such a wonderful place to visit.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  2. Good luck with your 2018 goals!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/top-ten-tuesday-142/

  3. You have some great Resolutions! We all should use our libraries more, it helps save money and they are great resources!

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

  4. OH my goodness, I have so many books on my Kindle that just sit there year after year after year! I read way more physical books, so I think I kind of forget about the e-ones. I need to fix that.

    Happy TTT!

  5. Good luck with your reading goals and finding a way to connect with what you are reading. I completely agree with not setting up goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, though. I am the same way. I can start a new habit any day, and I really don't think of the new year as a "clean slate" to start a new year.


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