Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bookish Stuff I'd Like to Accomplish Before 2014 Ends

I wrote a post like this a year ago, and being the detail-obsessed person I am, I thought I'd 1) report back on how I did with last year's goals and 2) list some goals for the end of this year. So first, a look back to one year ago:

  1. Read Divergent. Sort of done? I started reading it in December 2013 but didn't actually finish it until January 2014.
  2. Complete the Australian Women Writer's Challenge. Done!
  3. Read a Christmas-Themed Book. Also done, and at the moment, I'm in the middle of this year's Christmas read. :)
  4. Buy Some Bookshelves. Another "sort of done." I did get some new shelves, but not until this year.
  5. Go to the Library. This one was mostly a fail. Most of my reads this year have been books I already owned, which was actually a good thing because some of them had been sitting around for ages.

This year's goal list is really short, because I'm being realistic about what I think I can manage in a little over a month on top of the usual holiday insanity:

  1. Finish my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Man, this is the first year I'm in danger of not finishing, and the perfectionist in me is screaming, "Nooooooooo!!!" I think I'm about 5 books behind at this point, which is a little scary. I'm hoping to catch up on some reading this weekend, but whenever I say that, I end up doing everything but reading.
  2. Complete the Australian Women Writer's Challenge. I still have 2 books to go on this one, which is 1 more than where I was last year at this time, but I think it's still feasible.
  3. Read Soulless by Gail Carriger. This goal is dedicated to Ally, who's been begging me to read this for forever. I shall do my best.

How about you—any last minute bookish things you're trying to squeeze in before 2014 ends?

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