At the beginning of the year I set myself some bookish and blog-related goals, or rather guidelines since I wasn’t being strict, and now that the year is ending, it’s time to see how I did! Considering I made these and then immediately forgot about them, it’ll be as much a surprise for me as it is for you all :-P
Stop Worrying about the Numbers – ✓
I succeeded! I set my Goodreads goal to one in order to encourage myself to not worry about the number of books I was reading. I didn’t fret over how to “count” things like webcomics. I didn’t worry if something I read wasn’t on Goodreads. I didn’t stop myself from reading books because they were long. I just read what I wanted, and I had less stress on the reading front, which was great :-)
Read More Books about Uncommon Supernatural Creatures – ✓
I succeeded! I mean, I still want more, but I read about a lot this year! Goblins, leprechauns, orcs, gnomes, kitsune, other yokai, kelpies, unicorns, nymphs. And some of those were new for me!
Read More Books with Physically Disabled Characters – ?
I did ok. I read six or so books with physically disabled main characters this year. Better than none, but not that many considering I read over a hundred books total. I’m not going to read a book JUST because it has disability though, I still have to be interested in it, and the choices are fairly limited.
Read Through The Vampire Chronicles – X
I somewhat failed. I knew I wouldn’t get through the whole series, but I wanted to get through some after reading the first three last year. I only read two more this year.
Stop Reading So Many Books that I Know I’m Going to Mildly Like but Not Love – ?
I don’t know how I did? I think I was a little better about this, but not entirely.
Actually Discuss Books with People – ✓
I succeeded! Thanks to some of you :-)
Do More Writing – X
I failed. I blogged, but when I made this goal I was referring to stories. I’ve got a lot of notes written down from brainstorming and figuring things out. I wrote a few bits and pieces when inspiration struck. But it’s been a tough year, I’ve been stressed, brain fog has been bad, and I haven’t prioritized writing.
Read the Older ARCs I Have – X
I failed. I have no excuse other than mood reading. 😬
2018 Discussion Challenge – ✓
I succeeded! Surprisingly. I had wanted to do 11-20 discussion posts, and I did 21. But it feels like I failed because I hardly did any in the second half of the year. Discussion posts get a lot of comments, and of course I then want to respond to those comments and keep the discussion going, and I also want to visit everyone in return, but my tennis elbow and brain fog got too bad for me to be able to handle that.
Keep Blogging – ✓
I succeeded! But I’m guessing you probably figured that out yourself ;-)