Edit: I wrote this post on New Years, and then I realized it was the prompt for TTT! How convenient, right?
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme posted by The Broke and the Bookish that asks book bloggers a different prompt every Tuesday.
Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 was a pretty amazing year for me and I have high hopes for 2016. One of my favorite things to do during the new year, unorginally, is to make a list of resolutions. Generally they’re pretty long, but this year I find myself so fulfilled that I have very little to strive for. So, this year, my bookish resolutions are going to be my ONLY resolutions! Isn’t that great? Here they are!
I want announce my intentions of becoming a full-time Editor to the internet!
I’ve been an editor for quite some time now, editing and reviewing several books and finding work by word of mouth, but I’ve been avoiding advertising my intentions to do so due to the idea that I wouldn’t have enough time between everything else. But when I looked into it, I found that editors can take months to finish a book, and they often do! I love the work, and I feel like I do a very good job at it, so I’ve decided to start advertising my services online! I do proofreading and copy editing, which means I can either just check for grammar issues, or I can check for grammar issues and give advice on structural composition and general plot.
I probably won’t charge any more for copy editing like some editors do because, hey, I’m a book blogger. The whole reason I’m here at all is to review books, so unless someone specifically doesn’t want my opinion, they’ll be getting it!
I plan to read fewer hype books!
Between you and me, internet (because I’m sure you can keep a secret), I love hype books. Most of my TBR is made of hype books, and I have almost never been disappointed with what I’ve read. This resolution is credited to my hype-hating mother-in-law-to-be, whom makes the point that light and fluffy hyped reads hardly stick with the memory or leave a reader anything that could change them. Personally, I’ve never been really changed by a book, and I’m looking forward to seeing if it’s possible. So my resolution to read fewer hype books stems from both an interest in finding a truly amazing read, and from how tired I am of arguing hype with my mother-in-law. (Love you, though!)
I plan to spend more time blogging and writing posts!
I love the blogging community and the fact that I can have book discussions on everything I’ve read. I love finding new
hype meaningful books and sharing my opinions. Sadly, in 2015 I didn’t have too much time for blogging. Considering how little free time I had, I wanted to use it for reading. But for Christmas I got an Amazon Fire from my mother-in-law, and I’m wondering if it’s a bribe to read less hype excited to say I can use it to write posts during my lunch break at work, which happens to be the time I’m most in the mood to do so! In fact, I’m at work right now as I write this, drinking hot chocolate and stalling buying food, which I should really stop. But gah, my back hurts and I don’t want to get up. Why do they work me so haaaaaarrrd?
But yeah. I bought a keyboard so I can type regularly with this Fire and it’s basically the coolest thing ever.
So there you have it! My resolutions for this year are fewer than I’ve ever had, but happily and like always, they’re fully accomplishable! Looking forward to a year of blogging, writing and reading, as well as spending time with family and getting married!
So what are everyone else’s resolutions? Are they bookish or lifeish? Do you think you’ll accomplish them? I’m interested in your opinion!