Happy New Year!! I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for all of you! With a new year there are always resolutions, even if you know you won’t kept them past the 4th, so why would I be any different? Last year I did pretty well with my resolutions, so this year I’m making a new set! To keep me honest, I’m also posting them here, so you guys can kick me in the behind if I fail dramatically. So take a look at my bookish resolutions for 2013.
1. Read 100 books
Yes, it’s the same goal as last year, but I know it’s attainable and I think 100 books is a nice number to strive for.
2. Keep the TBR-pile in some sort of check
I’m not going to set any goals regarding reducing the TBR-pile with numbers attached as I think that’s just a lost cause. But I am going to aim to at least keep it in check and keep it at about the same number or lower than it is today, which is 176. Let’s see how hard I fail at this one by the end of the year!
3. Keep up to date with and comment more on the blogs I follow
As I said yesterday, one of the first things that falls by the wayside when I get pushed for time is keeping up with the blogs I follow. Last year I wanted to comment more on the blogs I read, but if you don’t even get to read a blog post relatively close to when it’s published, often commenting is even harder. So this year I’m going to try and keep up and comment more. Let’s hope I get to keep this one, this year!
4. Do a Feist reread
This May sees the publication of the final Midkemia book, Magician’s End, over thirty years after the first book in this world, Magician. Magician was one of the first fantasy books I discovered all on my own, without any recommendation from anyone. I then went on to devour all the other Midkemia books, though for the last ten or so, I always was a bit behind. People often say that after the first five books or so the quality of the stories flags a lot only to pick up again with the final two trilogies. I never really noticed that, but then I read the books as a relatively inexperienced and uncritical reader. So I thought it would be interesting to do a reread of the entire series and see how a) my appreciation of the series holds up and b) what exactly the critics mean when they say the middle books are bad. Since this would entail reading about thirty books, some of which are rather chunky, it will mean a major time commitment and I’m not sure whether I’ll get this project completely finished by the end of 2013, but I’m hoping to have made a good dent into it.
5. Think of a new feature
While I love doing my Blogger Query, I’ve rather run out of bloggers to interview at the moment. So while I’m contemplating doing an open call for Blogger Query request, to see who YOU would like to see interviewed, I also think I need to think of something new to take its place on a regular basis and shift Blogger Query to an irregular feature spot. At the moment I have no clue yet, but I’m working on it!
So those are my bookish resolutions for the year. Have you made any?