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16 / 30 books. 53% done!

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38 / 51 states. 75% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:


33 / 50 books. 66% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

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42 / 52 books. 81% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

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30 / 40 books. 75% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge


16 / 40 books. 40% done!

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11 / 25 books. 44% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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21 / 26.2 miles (2nd lap). 80% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

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30 / 100 books. 30% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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75 / 104 books. 72% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

My Progress


50 / 52 books. 96% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

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90 / 165 books. 55% done!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

TTT: My Reading Resolution


It's been a little while since I participated in my favorite bookish meme, Top Ten Tuesday, so I decided to start 2014 off right by joining in the fun.  As always, this list-y event is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Click on over there to get all the juicy details on how to get in on the good time!

This week's prompt is oh-so-appropriate for the New Year:  Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for the New Year (Bookish, Non-Bookish, or a Combination of the Two)

So, I've realized over the years that I'm a much better goal setter than I am a goal reacher.  Anyone relate?  I love the excitement of thinking about ways I can improve myself and making grandiose plans of action guaranteed to change me into a smarter, kinder, thinner, more organized/spiritual/creative/successful, etc. person.  It's just the follow-through with which I have a problem.  Sticking with a goal is a cinch—for a day.  The rest of the year?  Not so much.  Lately, I haven't even bothered making resolutions since I never keep them anyway.  However, I do want to encourage myself to make some progress this year, so here's what I'm hoping to accomplish on the reading/blogging front:

1.  Read 200 books before January 1, 2015.  Yeah, yeah, I realize that finishing 200 books has been my goal for the last few years and that lately I've been falling very, very short of that number.  But, that doesn't mean I can't do it in 2014.  In fact, I think this is going to be my year.  I've already read 2 1/2 books this month, so who knows?  Anything can happen!

2.  Nope, there's no Number 2.  Or Number 3.  Or Number 10.  Other than catching up and keeping up with reviews, that's all the pressure I'm going to put on myself.  That way, I can look back at 2014 and be proud of what I did accomplish while not beating myself up over what I didn't.  Unless I don't reach 200 books.  Then, I'll be in trouble ...

How about you?  Are you making resolutions this year?  If yes, please tell me how you keep yourself motivated to keep working on them when the going gets tough.  I need all the help I can get!  Oh, and which books do you think should be on my TBR list this year?     
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