terça-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Since I have a lot of free time (not!), I’ve now decided to join so many other bloggers in this meme—Top Ten Tuesday. I can’t promise that I’ll be posting every week, but what I can do is to try my best in keeping this updated. So, this week the theme is: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014.

Uh, uh, though one, especially ‘cause I wasn’t able to fulfil all my literary resolutions for the past year and, therefore, I can say that I am a bit scared in actually making ‘new’ resolutions for this year. But either way, this is what I would like to accomplish in 2014 (bookish and not bookish):

1. Read over 75 books (this should be an easy one but trust me, it’s not. I’ve always read over 100 books a year but 2013 was not a book bookish year due to my moving to London and going back to school. So, if I manage to go over 75 books this year I’ll be a very happy reader. Oh yeah!)

2. Finish most of my current series/trilogies (this is actually one of my main goals for this year. I have a lot of series and trilogies to finish and can’t seem to be able to stop myself from starting new ones so before I lose my mind I’m hoping to be able to cut my current number a little bit low. Fingers crossed!)

3. Write more reviews in English (another hard one. I’m Portuguese so this means that many of my reviews are written in my native language—also because I do get free books from Portuguese publishers in exchange for an honest review—but seeing that I’ve moved to London and now have access to so many different books I think the time has come for me to give a little twist to this blog and start writing more in English.)

4. Get a job in the industry (this is not a bookish one but, at the same time, it sort of is. I’m currently taking an MA in Publishing Studies so yes, it would be pretty cool to get a job in one of these incredible publishing houses that we have in the UK.)

5. Complete all my bookish challenges (maybe the hardest one yet. I’ve managed to put myself in four challenges this year—I must be crazy—so I’d love to be able to complete them all, especially since I was unable to do that in 2013. I’m participating in the New Author Challenge—that I absolutely love!—, the Dystopian Reading Challenge and, more recently, in the 2014 Finish Series Challenge. Oh, my GoodReads reading goal is missing.)

6. Go to more author events (yes, please!! Since I moved back in September, I’ve been to a few author events—David Levithan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, John Connolly, Tanya Byrne and Lauren Kate—and I can’t tell you how much fun I had!)

7. Visit Hogwarts (who doesn’t love Harry Potter? I always refer to this series whenever someone asks me why and how I started reading fantasy… so it is more than obvious that I must take the Harry Potter tour in the Warner Bros. Studio London. It’s gonna be this year!)

8. Decrease my TBR pile (hahahah, I know! This one deserves a good laugh, no doubt on that, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to do it. I do! I’m hoping to be able to, at least. My TBR pile is constantly growing but I do need to put a ‘stop clause’ in it, so I’m gonna try to read more than I buy. Key word: try!)

9. Pick the right stories (don’t we all hope for that? It’s a shame when we come across a book that we’re not that into, especially since I always have to finish what I start so… I’m hoping to pick the right books, the right authors, the right stories.)

10. Love & have fun (with books and in general. What’s life without a little bit of love and fun?)

This is a weekly meme from The Broke and the Bookish

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