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2015 Resolution Mid-Year Update

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I think I need to do some things differently this year! So lets get this list of things I want to do started shall we?

Reading

 

 

 

 

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year.
  • Completely the reading goals I didn’t finish last year, then add more if I get more time.
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 6 books by a debut author.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok. Yeppers!
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. I haven’t read any books off of NetGalley because I am having issues getting through a book I got last year. I might have to give up.
  • Be better at reading the books which are apart of my bookclubs. Nope nope nope. None so far this year.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Have the courage to finally start my booktube channel. I’m seriously freaking out about it! Not yet….
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags. Kinda..
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. Kinda…
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! Yes! Mostly. 

Goodreads: 38/90 – According to goodreadsthis puts me 11 books behind schedule D: I need to hurry up.

Classics: 4/5 Woooo go me.

  1. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  2. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
  3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 4/5 I see a theme

  1. Blue Spring Ride by Io Sakisaka. Pretty much all of it.
  2. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. Vol 19
  3. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  4. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Vol 1&2

TBR Shelf: 9/10 So I think the part that made this so hard last year was that I didn’t use anything twice, but I am going to let myself do that this year. Its a bonus if I kill two or more challenges with the one book. Go me for having things that fit.

  1. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit.
  2. Vampire Knight: Ice Blue Sin by Ayuna Fujisaki.
  3. Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Vol 1&2
  4. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.
  5. The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester.
  6. The Faerie Queen by Jeanie Lang.
  7. Losing You by Nicci French.
  8. Newes From The Dead by Mary Hooper.
  9. Midnight Embrace by Amanda Ashley.

Debut Author: FAIL 3/12 – I COMPLETELY forgot to even remotely think about this challenge…. Maybe I can do better next year.

  1. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway.
  2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

So I am pretty damn happy about what I have done so fare this year. All but one (not including goodreads) of my challenges I am just one off of each of them from completion! Yay me. So I am going to add back on one I completed last year but I think is still something I need to work on; Read 10 Adult novels.

Till Next Time…

 

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2014 Resolutions Mid-Year Update

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Welcome to my new year resolutions. Its a bit late, but better late than never I suppose ;)

Reading

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 80 books this year. I am over halfway. Go me. 
  • Read at least 10 adult novels. Halfway through this. 
  • Read at least 5 classics. I will be fixing this one soon thanks to the classics challenge!
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels. I have read mangas. Im just using them for a different challenge so it still sorta counts…
  • Read at least 10 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both.  Halfway through.
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year. None… I need to pay more attention to my TBR shelf.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author. I have barely touched this… I need to pay more attention to the new authors. 
  • Reread at least 3 books. I really don’t need to hurry this.
  • Read things I feel I will enjoy rather than feel might be ok. I still do this sometimes. I find it hard to say no when I get asked to review a book.
  • Only read one NetGalley book at a time. Im sticking to this! I want my stats to be good. 
  • Read at least 5 books that fall into genres that I do not normally read. I am one book away from completing this!

Blogging

  • Update the look of the blog.
  • Toy around with better names for the blog.
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags. I actually do this one!
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. This one too :)
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! I try, I really, really do. Work sucks.

Progress 24/70

Goodreads: 49/80

Adult Novels: 5/10

  1. A Game of Thrones [Song of Ice and Fire 1] by George R.R. Martin
  2. Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein
  3. Faking It by Cora Carmack
  4. The First, The Sparrow, The Choice by Jason Mott
  5. Finding It by Cora Carmack

Classics: 0/10

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 0/10

  1. The Dream Hunters [The Sandman 11] by Neil Gaiman
  2. Vampire Knight: Blue Ice by Matsuri Hino
  3. Captive Heart [Vol. 1] by Masturi Hino
  4. Arcana [Vol. 1] by So-Young Lee
  5. Pet Shop of Horrors [Vol 1] by Matsuri Akino

Movie Adaptations: 6/10 – 5/10

  1. The Horse Whisperer – Book/Movie
  2. Pay it Forward – Book/Movie
  3. Vampire Knight – Manga/Anime
  4. Divergent – Book/Movie
  5. The Fault In Our Stars – Book/Movie
  6. True Crime – Book/Movie
  7. Looking for Alibrandi – Book/Movie
  8. The Outsiders – Book/Movie
  9. Fallen – Book/Movie
  10. The Thirteenth Tale – Book/Movie

TBR Shelf: 0/10

  1. Living Dead in Dallas [Sookie Stackhouse 2] by Charlaine Harris
  2. Club Dead [Sookie Stackhouse 3] by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead to the World [Sookie Stackhouse 4] by Charlaine Harris
  4. Dead as a Doornail  [Sookie Stackhouse 5] by Charlaine Harris
  5. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  6. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  7. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  8. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton
  9. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Debut Author: 3/12

  1. Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher
  2. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent

Reread: 1/3

  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  2. On The Jellicoe  Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Passion by Lauren Kate

Different Genre: 4/5

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Science Fiction)
  2. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden (Childrens)
  3. The Returned by Jason Mott (Paranormal)
  4. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Middlegrade)

KEY:

Blue = Review Pending.

Black = Waiting to be read

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Well I kind of feel sucky after looking through this. I haven’t completed anyone of my challenges and some of them I have hardly touched.