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2015 Reading & Blogging Resolutions Results

Resolutions

Barring some things I didn’t do/cheated on a little I did really pretty good so we might as well get started. I am going to cross out the things I completed :)

Reading

 

 

 

 

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 90 books this year. This I cheated on and used manga’s and many of my books :/
  • 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.
  • 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 two years ago. I might have to give up.
  • Be better at reading the books which are apart of my bookclubs. Nope nope nope. None.

Blogging

 

 

 

 

  • Have the courage to finally start my booktube channel. I’m seriously freaking out about it! I went to go get a camera before I had car things to pay for… Do I get credit for that?
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tagsKinda.. While I didn’t do much diversity, I did a lot of TTTs.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community. Kinda…
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days! Mostly except the last couple of months.

Goodreads: PARTIAL CREDIT 90/90 – Though I completed I give myself partial credit because lots of them were single volume mangas.

Classics: COMPLETED 5/5

  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
  5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Manga/Graphic Novel: COMPLETED 5/5

  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: COMPLETED 10/10 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.
  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.
  10. Nana by Ai Yazawa.

Debut Author: COMPLETED 6/6 – WOOO

  1. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway.
  2. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
  4. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.
  5. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle.
  6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.

Pretty damn happy about what I did this year. The only iffy one is the goodreads challenge. I hope to be more into improving my blogging AND my reading this year. Bring on the challenges!

 

Till Next Time…

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2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions – Results

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So here is the challenges I set myself at the start of the year, lets see how many I have finished shall we? I shall cross off the ones I completed.

Reading

  • I will complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 80 books this year. 
  • Read at least 10 adult novels. 
  • Read at least 5 classics.
  • Read at least 5 different mangas/graphic novels. 
  • Read at least 10 books that have been turned into movies/series, watch their movie/series counter parts, and review them both. 
  • Read at least 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf for more than a year.
  • Debut Author Challenge: Reading at least 12 books by a debut author.
  • Reread at least 3 books.
  • 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 timeIm 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.

Blogging

  • Update the look of the blog.
  • Toy around with better names for the blog.
  • Participate in more challenges/memes/tags.
  • Be more active in our book blogging/vlogging community.
  • From this day forth, I will put up a post every three days!

Goodreads: COMPLETE! 85/80

Adult Novels: COMPLETE! 10/10

  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
  6. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  7. Grieftime by Heather Bulpett
  8. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent
  9. The Returned by Jason Mott
  10. A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley

Classics: FAIL 3/10 They just take so much effort to read. So much effort.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Manga/Graphic Novel: 0/10 I was leaving these for the last seconded because they are the easiest to read but then I moved and I cannot read these on my kindle. I refuse. This was not the correct choice.

Movie Adaptations: PARTIAL CREDIT 7/10 – 6/10 I am giving myself half a complete for this because the list is huge and I did most of it, even if I have yet to actually write the reviews.

  1. Pay it Forward – Book/Movie
  2. Vampire Knight – Manga/Anime
  3. Divergent – Book/Movie
  4. The Fault In Our Stars – Book/Movie
  5. True Crime – Book/Movie
  6. Looking for Alibrandi – Book/Movie
  7. Mockingjay – Book/Movie

TBR Shelf: FAIL 0/10 Well, so much fail. I don’t know if I read anything that I can put under this label. I think the issue that I had with this challenge was that I decided that I was never going to read most the things that would count for it and I got rid of them. So I don’t really feel bad about it because they aren’t on my shelf anymore.

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

  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: COMPLETE! 3/3

  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  2. On The Jellicoe  Road by Melina Marchetta
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Im not cheating by putting this here, I read this book twice last year.)

Different Genre: COMPLETE! 5/5

  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)
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Science Fiction)

KEY:

Blue = Review Pending.

Black: Haven’t completed.

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There we have it guys, I completed most of my challenges. I think I will have go about these things a bit different from now on so I don’t forget that I am doing them!