New Year’s Resolutions

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Hello Bookworms!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic time last night drinking, dancing… going to bed early with a good book. However you celebrated, it’s time to push those hangovers/novels aside and think about priorities for the New Year.

Last year, I was incredibly laissez-faire about setting out plans for my blog and yet it grew far more than expected, so this year I’m going to be a bit more targeted in my approach to see if I can keep that momentum going. I’ve outlined ten (!) objectives that I’m hoping to achieve during 2019 which, as a thoroughly non-ambitious person is already making me feel queasy but I’m feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Well, for January anyway…

  1. Make my peace with Goodreads and use it properly. I dislike everything about the site but it’s a fantastic resource that I only semi-engage in. I want to at least log and give a star rating to every book that I read. I’m even going to set a reading target of 100 books – wish me luck!
  2. Smash my NetGalley backlog out of the park. Oh, book that I requested three years ago and still haven’t even started, I will get to you this year, I promise.
  3. Consistency is key, Lucinda. Basically, stop f#*king about with your “unintentional hiatuses” and post according to a proper schedule. Have the blogging equivalent of an emergency frozen pizza in your drafts so that you don’t get caught out.
  4. Keep going with the varied content. I published far more discussion style posts in the last half of 2018 and really enjoyed writing them, so…yeah. Keep it up.
  5. Branch out into other forms of social media. I’m now on Twitter but I also have a fun idea for Pinterest that I want to try out.
  6.  Get more involved in other people’s stuff. I’ve tailed off with the blog hopping recently so I need to get back on it.
  7. Complete Read Harder 2019. I’ve done the last three so this shouldn’t be a problem – it equates to reading two books per month so it should be easy.
  8. Complete the Chapter-a-day Read-along. This is hosted by Nick at and as I had so much fun reading Les Miserables last year I’m taking part in the new FOUR BOOK challenge!
  9. Just…try to make a dent in your physical TBR. Now that I’ve got all of my unread books together I can see how many I have to get through. Oops. I’m determined to get the pile down. It’s currently 26 so should be achievable (this is just my physical TBR, I’m not even going to attempt to get my digital one down).
  10. Mumbles *something about getting 500 followers*. I’ve always been very much against the idea of counting followers but it is more fun when lots of people respond to what you’ve written. So, 500 is the nominal target. Wish me luck.

Here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year to you all!

What are your plans for 2019? How did you do with your 2018 resolutions? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. I go back and forth on Goodreads but I do want to try harder. Also Twitter. I really have to try to be more consistent with that or decide whether I even want to keep it 🙂 Anyway Good Luck with your goals! Happy New Year 🙂

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    1. I know what you mean, Goodreads is so user-unfriendly and Twitter is a day job in itself but I’m definitely going to make more effort with both 😊

      Thank you lovely! Happy New Year too! 💙💚❤️💛💜


  2. I’ve never done the Read Harder challenge, but Goodreads has their own reading challenge. Last year I pledged to read 24 and passed it. This year, I’m pledging 25 as I know I’ll be busy!

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  3. 1 – This is me too. I should at least review smaller authors on there.
    3 – GL! I had to slow down my posting for a few months to create a backlog. I can’t spit out posts on a consistant basis otherwise.
    4 – I’m excited, I love discussion posts!

    And GL to all of your reading goals!

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  4. Good luck with your goodreads goals! I consider myself a casual user too- though I always feel like I have to put the books I read on there to keep track of them 😉 And good luck with your netgalley as well 🙂 hahhaaha love your “have the blogging equivalent of a frozen pizza in your drafts”- love it!!! haha I so relate to trying to tackle your physical tbr (and not your ebook one- yeah I don’t even wanna think about that 😉 ) And I’m sure you’ll make it to 500- good luck!! Awesome goals- I hope you achieve them all and more! ❤ Happy New Year! (it's not too late to say that, right? 😉 )

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    1. Thank you! Now that I’ve figured out that the Goodreads app and the Goodreads site are nothing like each other I’m starting to get the hang of it.

      The ebook TBR is just so much easier to ignore, isn’t it? I didn’t realise how intimidating just 30 paperbacks can look. I’ve read one so far but it’s a start!

      Happy New (financial) Year too 😂😂😂


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