Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016 (can be bookish, personal resolutions, I resolve to finally read these 10 books, series I resolve to finish in 2016, etc.). So in no particular order here are my top ten bookish New Year resolutions.
I really need to be better with putting down the book or getting off the internet in a timely manner. I average 5 hours of sleep a night but that is not cutting it anymore. I have an auto immune disease and I am just mucking up my system with the no sleep thing. So I am resolving to turn off all electronics and shut the pages at 11 p.m. as that will give me 7 hours of sleep.
I resolve to not buy as many books as possible. I usually buy over 100 books a year and between not having the space it also takes my fun money. I really like doing other stuff like getting my nails done and going to dinner with friends but my budget only allows so much random spending. So less on books means more on fun.
I resolve to not request every ARC that looks interesting. I currently have 60 ARCs to read. Yes, a lot of those are spring and summer 2016 releases but it is still a lot of pressure to get them all read in time. It also cuts into reading books for pleasure.
I resolve to DNF books. I have mentioned before that I always finish books. Even when they are not at all good. I feel so bad putting a book down and wonder if I just didn’t get it. But some books are just not meant for me and I need to just move on.
I resolve to not be green eyed monster-y when I see that others have received ARCs for books I really wanted. I logically understand publishers have their own criteria and I may not be a fit for them. But I still get butt-hurt.
I resolve to be more open to genres outside of my comfort zone. I read a few mysteries this year and they were not bad. I think I may be missing some great reads by being a genre snob.
I resolve to be more open to an author’s vision. I get cranky when the book doesn’t end the way the way I wanted it to. But seeing as I did not write it, it is not my ending.
I resolve to stop picking books solely on the comparison to another book. I have been doing that quite a bit lately and I keep getting disappointed. I should let the book stand alone and not compare it.
I resolve to read more books I already own. I have at least 50 books on my shelves (Kindle and real) that I have not read yet, but I keep getting distracted by newer shinier books.
I resolve to be more on top of my review writing. I am currently 14 reviews behind, so I need to be better at writing a review before I move on to a new book.
So that is my top ten, what are some of yours?
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