Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013


 
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


1. I hope to successfully complete the challenges I've signed up for. Together they total 62 books. Sounds doable right now, but we'll see once summer and gardening comes around again :)

Did you read about Slate writer, Jeff Ryan, who resolved to a book a day in 2012? He did it. He has the same plan for 2013.


2. I'd love to see how many indie bookstores in Wisconsin I can visit in 2013. Wouldn't that be fun? Little weekend road trips.

3. This is my first year signing up for challenges, and another first would be to sign up for a read-a-thon.

4. I don't usually have a problem not finishing books that don't grab me right away. But I'd like to keep that mind-set. So many books, so little time - and all that jazz. No need to read something that I don't enjoy.

5. I would love to attend more literary events in 2013.



Source: flickr.com via Angela J. on Pinteres

6. I need to read my Kindle freebies! I have a ton and am grateful, but I need to read them.

7. Read the book before seeing the movie. I can never seem to read the book after seeing the film adaptation....

8. I think it would be fun to re-read the Nancy Drew series.

9. Read from at least 5 different genres. Expand my horizons out of my comfort zone.

10. I have got to STOP starting another book before finishing the ones I'm reading. I think I have four started on my night-stack of books right now. It's ridiculous.


So what about you? What are your bookish goals for the new year?
Happy reading,
Angela







31 comments:

  1. Ooooo Nancy! You go girl! I've listened to several on audio and loved it.

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    1. I don't know why I've waited so long to re-read them. I devoured them when I was young.

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  2. Definitely need to clean out my Kindle as well!

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    1. I know, it gets crazy! Thanks a million for stopping by, Melody. BTW your idea for a Kindle challenge is a fantastic one!

      Hey guys, head to Melody's site if interested.

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  3. Good luck on your challenges! I can't believe that Slate writer reading 1 book/day - either he is a fast reader or has a lot of free time :)

    Your idea of bookish roadtrips seems fun AND you are support local bookstores - win/win! I loved the Nancy Drew books when I was younger. Have you ever played the computer games? Most of them are fabulous! I am planning to do a post on them shortly if you are interested. It's a great new way to experience Nancy Drew :)

    Good luck on all your goals & happy reading!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachelia. Jeff Ryan wrote a terrific article about reading a book a day. Kudos to him. I really hope to do the road trips. Would be amazing! Love Nancy Drew. I've not played the PC games, but look forward to your post. Happy blogoversary. Wishes for many more :)

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  4. I think your #2 goal is the best ever. I love visiting indie bookstores especially when I travel. Whenever I visit a new city one of the first things I check to see is if they have an indie bookstore. I hope that this is a successful goal for you!

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    1. I'm with you! Love bookstores; the more crammed the better :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Joli.

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  5. Road trips centering around bookstores sound awesome.

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    1. That's the goal I look most forward to :)
      Thanks, Christine, for stopping by.

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  6. I hope you enjoy participating in those challenges this year =D

    Best of luck with your goals this 2013, it'll be an awesome one =D

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    1. Thanks so much, Li, I'll take all the encouragement I can get. Nice to see you!

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    1. Five Years to Live sounds like a terrific read!

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  8. A book a day! That's an amazing achievement. Still, I wonder if that restricts him to shorter books? Because there's no way you could read a 1000 page book in one day, and even though I don't read a lot that length, I wouldn't want them to be off limits. I think what you read can be as important as how many books you read. I would rather read one challenging work that really changed me, than 10 that were just enoyable and then I forgot about them. What about you?

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    1. Hi Annabel, thanks for coming by. In his article (link above) he did say he chose shorter books including comic books, but he also unplugged and carved out more time for reading.

      I like to savor books, not rush through them. I don't generally go for large chunkers though. They're intimidating to me.

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  9. Angela, I had to stop reading more than one book at a time. I found myself dreaming with all the storylines intertwined - too confusing! But I am learning to abandon a book if it isn't doing anything for me after years of plowing right through. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Carole. Thanks for posting the spam tip on your blog.

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  10. Visiting the indie bookshops sounds like great fun. Your two challenges look interesting, you can do it. Rereading is great but I drive myself to read the new ones and rarely get back to anything. Happy reading in 2013.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra. Happy reading to you too :)

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  11. Oooh I really like your indie bookstore thang. I am going to do some research and see how many are in Texas. I read a book a day for a month, but I don't think I could do one a day for a year unless I wasn't married and didn't have a kid. Plus, if they are adult books, some of those are seriously heavy and take me a while.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog -

    TTT

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Audrey. Have a terrific year reading :)

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  12. Angela another fellow Nancy Drew-lover, that's what I used to read as a child and I'm so depressed as I gave all my Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew series when I was in my 20s never thinking that I'd re-read or be interested to re-read them again :( Now I scour Ebay and the likes for vintage ones LOL

    My Bookish Goals.

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    1. Same here, Angelica. I wish I still had my set. Thanks a million for stopping by.

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  13. great goals! reading freebies is a big one! i have so many but they always get put off for last. but, i will say i have read "Jenny Pox" free on the kindle and its AMAZING. good luck with your goals! and thanks for stopping by our list ! - Katie @ Inkk

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    1. Oooh, I'll have to look into Jenny Pox. Thanks so much for the encouragement and it was my pleasure, Katie.

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  14. I hope you blog about the indie book stores in Wisconsin as I would LOVE to hear about it! I only know of a few that I've been to and am always looking for more :)

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    1. I sure will. This sounds like the most fun of all of my goals :)
      Thanks so much for coming by, Erica.

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  15. Love these goals. I've never read Nancy Drew, I don't think they were very well-known here when I was a kid, but I've always wanted to give one a try! I've tried not to download too many free books to my Kindle all in one go, but it's so tempting, and a lot of my reading material at the moment comes from those free downloads - it came at the perfect time when I had to stop buying books for a while! Hope you find some excellent indie book shops on your trips! :)

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    1. You really should read Nancy Drew, they're really great reads. Thanks, kit.

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  16. I love your goal to travel to indie book stores! So fun and a great idea! I recently started buying my eBooks through Kobo instead of Kindle because I could purchase from Indie bookstores instead of Amazon. But visiting Indies would be even better!

    And I'm with you on not finishing books if you're not into them. It doesn't happen to me as often now because I usually read reviews before purchasing. But I don't have time to waste, just like you said!

    Good luck with your goals!
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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