Happy new year and happy first Random Friday of 2012!! How was your first week in the new year? Did you make resolutions? Did you break them yet? You can tell us, we don’t judge…much.
The girls and I made a few resolutions for 2012 and we’re holding strong. Well, I am at least. *cough* The other ladies have all gone suspiciously quiet. Here are our resolutions for 2012:
Catherine: My New Year’s resolution is to make a significant dent in my Own-but-haven’t-read books. I have so many that it’s ridiculous. I’ve found that when I have so many books at my fingertips that I have a hard time mustering enthusiasm for any of them. It’s completely ridiculous. Books that I really, really wanted to read become “meh” books when I’m faced with the indecision of so many books available. Once I whittle this pile down I don’t plan to do this to myself again. 20 at a time, max!
Amy: I second that resolution, Catherine! Mine is atrocious! One of my resolutions is to restrain from picking review books and general reading books by their beautiful covers. I’m a sucker for a hot, gorgeous cover and it came back to bite me a few times this year!
Juliana: Here are a few of my resolutions for 2012:
- shortening my reviews (no scoffing please! I will get there one day)
- I’ll join in on Catherine’s and Amy’s resolutions because mine is horrendous as well
- read more non-romance books
- stop reading a book if I’m not enjoying it at all and do not give a ____ about what happens to the main characters (or am entertaining homicidal fantasies about them so they stop talking)
- request books at the same speed that I read them; applies to both FVBR and NetGalley
Jen: In 2011 my goal was to read 225 books. I managed 234. That is quite impressive, even if my penny-pinching husband doesn’t think so. Since 2012 will bring kidlet #3 to the household I just don’t see 234 happening again. So I think my goal for 2012 will be around 125. That seems reasonable with a newborn, a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old, right?
In the GR choice awards I was able to vote for 10 of the 22 categories. In 2012 I would like to be able to vote on all 22. I might not be able to vote on the winner but I would like to look at the category and be able to think of some books I have read in that area. I love my romance and I can’t see to stop reading it. Addiction much??My 4/almost 5 yr old is beginning to read. I know it doesn’t count towards me reading but I would like to hear him read a book to me. This is really my #1 goal for reading in 2012.
My last goal is silly and doomed from the start. I have about 50 books backlogged on my kindle. I NEED to read them. I need to ignore my shiny, upcoming 2012 list and try and finish some of those. Right. Not going to happen but it is a good stretch goal, yes?
Samantha: My resolutions are kind of boring. Except I am drastically trying to reduce my consumption of
non-yellow cheese. It does’t come out of the cow yellow so why would I want to put it in my body? I also I vowed to not stay up reading past 11pm on a work night unless the author is JR Ward or Abigail Roux.
My first night before work in 2012 I closed the book promptly at 11pm, then laid in bed wide awake for an hour. But I didn’t crack!
Sophia: I don’t like to fail. If I can’t do it well, I just don’t do it. I’m one of those kids. So I like it keep it simple. Here are my resolutions:
- Read more books that I already own. I’m not going to lie and say I’m not going to buy new books though.
- Review immediately after I read. (I’ve already broken this one but there is still hope for me yet)
- Stop fixing things that are not broken. I’m shaky on this one. Help me.
- I like Samantha’s cheese resolution. I’m going with that.
- Visit all the naughty blogs in my Google Reader first every day, that way if I run out of time, I got the good stuff in.
That’s what we’ve resolved to do or not do in 2012. What are your resolutions, book related or not? Are you sticking with them?