Happy new year, readers!
As the new decade begins I wanted to pop over here and make sure you all got the books you wanted for Christmas?! I did; the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was waiting for me under the tree, along with a graphic novel, a copy of Sharp Objects and the 2020 Almanac (a must for anyone who loves nature and trying to live a holistic lifestyle). Of course, they all go on top of my current TBR pile… but at least I’m starting the year with a good reading plan!
Which brings me to my reading resolutions!
I know a lot of people set reading goals, particularly on Goodreads… which I used to do until a few years ago… but I’m not actually setting a reading goal this year.
- Much like last year (where I only read 18 books), I’m just going to naturally read but consistently. As you know – because you’re here – I am also writing, so that takes a good amount of my time. I also work full time and am getting a second hand book shop off the ground! Adding a set amount of books will only stress me out so I’m taking a softer approach!
- Read more indie author books! As an indie author myself, I know how important it is to buy books from people doing it on their own and I’ve read some fantastic indie books over the years – I want to keep that up!
- Leave all the reviews. I haven’t left a book review in a good while. It’s helpful to writers and readers but also for me; to think about what made a book either good or bad will hopefully make me more aware of my own writing!
- Only buy new books from book shops, only buy other books second hand or borrow from the library. I hate buying books online from BIG companies (only when it comes to standard publication, not self publication) because it’s not supporting the economy or the world in any way! I want to keep bookshops and libraries alive so I’m going to double my efforts to show them my support this year.
In terms of this blog – I’ll be on here at least twice a month with fun things about writing, reading and all the things in between! Check out my page on Amazon and buy my books if you want to!! 😀 Don’t forget to tell me if you have any reading resolutions!