And this one is easy. I have a few goals this year. I have a lot of other resolutions and I will get to those at another time, but my reading ones are as follows:
1. Stop requesting so many damn ARCS from NetGalley. Now don’t get me wrong. I love NetGalley. But I get overwhelmed on there. There are just so many books. And I want to read them all. But I can’t. And now I have a pile I have to get through that I have committed myself to. I keep my commitments, so I will be finishing these. But after that? No more. I will only be requesting books from NetGalley this year that I HAVE to have. And that leads me to my next resolution.
2. Finish the reading challenges I have signed up for. I really want to do this. This is the first year I have signed up for any challenges, and I really want to complete these. I signed up for the Debut Author Challenge, the TBR Pile Challenge, and the 50 states challenge. In order to do that, I need to read some of the books I already have on my shelf. And there are a lot!
3. I have a few reviewing goals as well. I want to try to review with a little more detail. I want to schedule more posts on days when I have time so I don’t get so stressed. I’d like to add another reviewer to my blog…if I can find one. I pride myself on writing honest reviews, but sometimes I hold myself back and bite my tongue when I probably shouldn’t. No more of that either. If a book makes me react, I have a duty to myself and other readers to get that out there. Especially with the latest drama going on over at Goodreads. I feel even more compelled to get my opinions out there and support other bloggers and reviewers. Enough has been said on that already, but if you haven’t been following it, and have time, (grab some popcorn and beer), here is the link to all that went on: The First Five Days on Goodreads.
And those are my reviewing challenges for 2012. Do you have any? Leave me a comment.