Reading Goals 2020! | Mid-year check-in

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It’s officially the time of year where does their mid-year posts: check-ins, best/work books so far, etc, and I’m rather pumped for it. I love these kinds of posts, I get so many good recommendations! (PS so if you post these kinds of these and you don’t see me in there in your posts already, please link them and I’ll go lookie)

So, January 2nd of this year, I posted a bunch Reading Goals. This is my progress on them so far:

  • Read 50 books

I’ve actually increased this to 100 books, since I hit it really fast. I’ve been on a manga kick and that really helped. Currently I’m at 132 books read (the majority manga) so I can say both this goal and the updated one are complete.

  • Maintain a consistent posting schedule

At the time of posting, my schedule was Saturday-Sunday-Wednesday. Right now it’s Saturday-Sunday-Tuesday, and I keep it up most of the time. I tend to miss one or two posts per month, but overall I think I’m doing okay, mostly consistent. So considering I still have six months to crash and burn, I’ll say this one is in progress.

  • Keep track of reading statistics

So… I’ve noticed a trend. My goal was to keep track of statistics as I read the books, but I tend to just binge-add fifty or sixty books at a time. So right now, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my stats. But I will do so by the time I post about them. So this also gets a solid in progress.

  • Reduce physical TBR to 200

This one took a bit of an interesting turn: When I made this goal, I had 252 books on my physical TBR. That included fiction and nonfiction. The problem is, I read nonfiction…. sometimes. So I decided to split my nonfiction books to its own TBR. So remaining, I have 236 unread fiction books. Nonfiction honestly I’m not too worried about, because I own so little of it and I read it so seldom. So from this point I’m going to focus on getting my unread fiction down to under 200 books. Cheating? Yes. Pbtbtbt. In progress


And that’s it! So far I haven’t horrendously failed any so I’m doing pretty well I think. Lemme know how you’re doing! And like I said if you post mid-year-y posts, do link me, I wanna see.

Happy reading!

2018 Reading Resolutions Check In

2018 Reading Resolutions

Today I determine which reading goals I’ve achieved, which I’m on the track to, and which to call it quits on and abandon. I know I’m not doing terribly, but I’m not doing as well as I had hoped, either. Here goes nothin’.

At the beginning of this year, I made two posts, one entitled 2018 Reading Resolutions and the other called 10 in 2018. The first is exactly as it sounds, in addition to personal and blog goals as well. The second is a list of books I want to read this year. I’ll review my progress on both posts.

2018 Reading Resolutions

Book Related:

  • Complete my Goodreads Challenge of 40 books – Complete!

Currently sitting at 43!

  • Complete my 10 in 2018 list of books – In Progress

List will be shown below!

  • Keep book buying low – no more than 6-8 books every three months – Kinda failed

I’ve been averaging about 10 books per three months, not 8. So not crazy, but a bit higher than I’ve wanted.

I will liiiikely not achieve this one by the end of the year though, who am I kidding.

Did it! I even won some books from it, too!

I really love the idea of this challenge, but I was a bit discouraged by how you can only submit so many books before it’ll only let you submit retail reviews you’ve written. So I kinda stopped participating in this one after I started consistently getting passed the allotted number of books it’ll let you put in.

Blog Related:

  • Post seasonal (not monthly) book hauls – In Progress

Good so far!

  • Maintain a S-W-S posting schedule – In Progress

I’ve actually upped it to a S-T-W-S schedule recently.

  • Keep my To Do list of pending tags under five items at any one time – In Progress

Good!

This one I actually doing need to do anymore. I changed the layout of my blog to automatically keep a list so I don’t have to.

  • Write blabbers for at least 1/3 of the books I read – In Progress

I’m not sure what the ratio is off the top of my head, but I’m pretty sure I’m close.

Personal Resolutions:

  • Exercise two times per week – In Progress

Was iffy there for a while but I’m solidly doing well on this now. 😀

  • Log all meals in MyFitnessPal – In Progress

Same as above, I tend to fluctuate, but currently am doing pretty good.

  • Make a wedding/honeymoon scrapbook – Not started

ONE DAY.

  • Make a budget – Not started

ONE DAY

  • Start saving for a house – Not started

ONE DAY

  • Take care of my health as issues arise – In Progress

I’d like to say I’m totally on top of it, but I was also carted to the hospital in an ambulance a week and a half ago, so. But! Now I have an official diagnosis, so am ‘on top of it’ again, woo. MY HEART IS AN ASSHOLE

  • Learn Python and R – Not started.

ONE DAY

  • Maintain a Duolingo streak – Kinda failed

I broke it, but have been meaning to pick it back up again. If I have a good streak going by Christmas I’ll consider this one a success


10 in 2018

 

Need to pick up the pace a bit me thinks.


And that’s it! How are you doing on your goals, if you set any? Happy reading!

Mid-Year Review on 2015 Reading Goals!

At the end of last year, I made this post about 15 books that I really wanted to get to in 2015, and I also made this post about general reading resolutions and this post about a 2015 TBR Jar Challenge. So now that it’s July, I’ma look to see how I’ve been doing with those!

First off, the reading resolutions. Since I don’t want to hop back and forth between this post and that one, here’s a transcript of what they were, and the bolded ones are ones I’ve stuck to!

– Read 30 books throughout the year – the more the better, though
– Focus on sequels and stand-alones,
– Buy only 6 books for the 30 read (1 purchase every 5 books)
– Write reviews for at least 50% of the books read
– Separate ‘to-be-read’ books onto their own bookcase. Yes, entire bookcase.
– Go through ‘to-be-read’ books and decide whether or not I’ll actually ever feel like reading them. If not, give away or donate them. These do not count towards the ‘5 books’ count to purchase a new book

So so far, not bad. I’ve done four out of six. For the buy 1 for 5, I blame that damn library sale. Not counting that, I’ve stuck to that goal… but I’ve got to count it. xD And I’m slacking on my reviews. Must write more!

For the TBR Jar Challenge the goals were the following (the ones I’ve drawn from the jar will be italic, and if I actually completed it, bolded as well)

-Read a book with 500+ pages
-Reread a favorite book May
-Read a 2015 debut novel
-Read a book that someone else picks April
-Read a book that you’ve never heard of before
-Begin reading a new graphic novel/graphic novel series July
-Read a new-to-you author
-Read a book that is not a novel (DNF’d) January
-Read/watch a book and its adaptation
-Read an award winning novel (Forgot about, didn’t attempt) June
-Read a classic novel (DNF’d) March
-Read a series finale February

So out of the seven challenges so far, I’ve completed four of them. Not awesome. Not terrible, but not awesome. For the one I didn’t attempt, I forgot about it because I looked on my shelves and found I didn’t have any award winners… and then I forgot to buy or rent one. :”D Oopy.

And finally, the 15 ind 2015 goal. The books I wanted to read (and the bolded ones I’ve completed) were:

1. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #2)
2. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #3)
3. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #5)
4. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #6)
5. The Scar by China Mieville (Bas Lag/New Crobuzon #2)
6. Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (Monstrumologist #2)
7. The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey (Monstromologist #3)
8. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
9. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (Shanghai Girls #2)
10. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
11. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
12. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
13. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
14. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
15. The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

By this point, I should have read 7 or 8 of them… guess who’s just slacking all around midway through the year. Time’s up, it’s me. :”D All of these books I still do want to read. Hopefully I’ll be able to combine these books with the remaining TBR Jar challenges and speed up the process a bit.

Welp, that’s all folks. Midyear wrap up out of the way. Hopefully I’ll have better results come December. Happy reading :”D