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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

Hello there! Nice to see you again!

It’s Tuesday so you know that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday.  Every week I participate in Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and Bookish. Each week we combine our love for lists and all things bookish by creating a list based on an official theme. This week’s theme is Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013. We’ll see if I actually make 10 bookish goals…

1. GoodReads Challenge: I am participating in the 2013 GoodReads Reading Challenge this year and I have a goal of reading 80 books. I missed the same goal this year by 6 books so I’m going for it again! I hope to exceed my goal and read even more though.

2013audiobookchallenge32. Audiobook Challenge: I also plan of being a part of the 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge again this year,  If you’ve read my blog at all you probably know how much I love audiobooks so this one is super-duper easy for me! I’m going to attempt the Head Bang’n level where I have to listen to 36+ audiobooks, and review at least 24 of them. I got this.

3. Sunshine State Books: As usual I’ll read all 15 of the 2013-2014 Florida Sunshine State books after they’re released in May.  I partly have to so I can better promote them with my students but I also love being introduced to great middle grades lit every year.

4. Read from my own stack.  I have so many books on my shelves that I haven’t even touched yet.  My goal is to take out a good chunk of those this year as well.

Scheduling

See I actually did purchase a blogging planner!

5. Jane Austen Share: Get my husband to read Pride and Prejudice.  I have been trying for years.  He loves the movies, but has yet to read any of Jane Austen’s books.  This year it shall be done.

6. Scheduling: Get my BookTasty on a scheduling calendar.  I need to be better at organizing and running BookTasty this year and I already bought a little planner to help with this.  After I came home from the store, I immediately found a fun pen and got started on planning! Nerd alert!

7. Banners: Create new banners featuring my BookTasty Monster for my weekly posts.  My husband is my graphic designer so this is really another goal for him….

8. E-Galleys: To read more of the e-galleys I receive on NetGalley. I had a bunch this year, but only read a small portion of them.

Okay, so I didn’t actually make it to 10, but I don’t want to overdo it! I am believe these goals are realistic so I think I can accomplish them all this year! Do you have any bookish goals for 2013?

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Bookish Goals for 2012

It’s always good to have goals, right?

I tend to stay away from making “resolutions” in the new year because I think its silly to resolve to be better or give something up just because its January.  I’d rather make a goal to try to reach.  So I am making some bookish/blogging goals for 2012.

Now, as an educator I know a goal has to be specific, measurable, and realistic.  So, lets see if my goals fit the description.

2012 Debute Author ChallengeGoal #1: Participate in and complete the 2012 Debut Author Challenge

Kristi at The Story Siren hosts this challenge and it sounds like a good way to discover new authors and meet some new book bloggers. All I have to do is read and review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.  Sounds good!  NetGalley is helping me out with the Advanced Reader Copies  (thank you NetGalley!) so I can get my hands on some of these titles.  Here are the books I have e-book copies of and plan on using in the 2012 DAC:

  • Halflings by Heather Burch
  • Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani
  • May B. by Caroline Rose
  • Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
  • After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
  • The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark

So, thats already 8 titles I plan on counting towards my goal. Specific? Yes.  Measurable? Yes. Realistic?  I think so.  That’s 1 book per month or more if I’d like. I can spread them out however I like. Don’t forget I have two and a half months of summer break to look forward to!

Goal #2: Read 90 Books

This sounds pretty big for some people.  However, I read 69 books in 2011 so I think that 90 is a pretty good goal.  I think I could have read that much in 2011 if I had started the year with the same momentum I have now.  At the start of 2011 I was just trying out this YA/MG book blogging thing and wasn’t as purposeful about it.   So, specific? Yes. Measurable? Yes.  I keep track of all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads profile. Realistic?  Possibly.  Can I increase the number of books I read by 21?  Hopefully!!
Goal #3: Host 1 Giveaway

I’ve had the chance this past year to win a few giveaways hosted on other blogs.  I’d like to be able to do something similar and give away books as prizes.  I would have loved to do one to commemorate the one year anniversary of BookTasty, but I don’t think I can get it all set up in three days.  So, I’ll wait until another opportune time this year.  I will need some help with this though, so any other book bloggers out there who have hosted a giveaway before please feel free to send advice!  Specific? Sure!  Measurable? Yes.  Realistic? I think it is.  Remember I have until December 31, 2012 to achieve this goal!

So, there you go!  My goals for the new year!  Will I keep you posted?  Oh most definitely!

It seems that everyone else is making goals for 2012, what are some of your bookish or blogging goals for 2012?