Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Resolutions!

Posted January 5, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Maryam, Top Ten Tuesday / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Our Top Ten 2016 Resolutions

What is the best way to kick off 2016, besides turning into a sloth, laying around in your underwear and devouring all of the ice cream/pizza/alcohol/food substances/movies/etc etc around you before we start that 5 day old diet?

Why, kicking 2015 out to the curb like a jobless slob and starting fresh!

This week, Maryam and I are stating our goals for this year, and what we wish to accomplish for 2016!


Lyn’s List

Organize a TBR Jar

Photo Credit: The More That You Learn

I always see everyone’s beautiful TBR jars and I love them! I like the idea of a lottery for what to read next, and the idea of setting up some sort of random system with colored paper and decorating a lovely jar excites me on getting out of his horrible slump I have felt for a month now.

Obtain some better shelving for my overflowing book collection

I want to get my books up off the floor. My apartment is small, but sometimes, you do what you have to do. Even if I need to start to clean out my collection and start buying more e-books, I need to do something, because my book corner is starting to look like a book dystopia.

Find a better review writing system

As of the end of 2015, I have 20 books that are still without reviews. I want to stop that habit of putting off reviews until I HAVE to list something on the blog. Even if it is mini-review, it is better than letting it sit there until I have lost any and all thoughts on the book.

Respond to blogs during the week

I usually set aside one day during the weekend to reply, but if I become ill, or if I go out of town, then I fall behind, and then anxiety sets in, and then, before I know it, I have 500 e-mails and I crash. I want to reconnect with the blogsphere this year. I have let certain issues push me out in 2015, and this year, I want to try to get back into the community and become involved. I have some ideas on how to balance work and blogging, and I hope it brings me closer to the community.


Photo Credit: Chris and Paige

Sis and I are going to help sell some products with a lady looking for someone to run a website, so we have to set up a photo area. Since we have a cat-free, mini-photo studio, I have really taken a shining to the book photos I have seen on Instragram, and I want to try my hand at it. I really love the beautiful photographs of books and seasonal or book-related items pairing up for a wonderful combination!


 Maryam’s List


YES, I know I’ve read over 200 books in 2015, but I want to challenge myself to read at least 300 this year. I have high hopes HAHAHAHA. I plan to read more, devour more books, because I wanna have more stories in my head, which I can tell my little brothers and friends.


If you follow me on Instagram, you would realize that I have been posting more bookish photos lately, HEHE. But I am still not separating my personal photos and bookish photos into different accounts, because I kinda like to mesh them up. But anyway, yes, I want to learn to take more better quality photos. And I might just be investing in a cool camera, WHO KNOWS?


Last year, I let so many stuffs bring me down, and this is a promise to myself: I want to be happy. I think it’s time I take charge of my own happiness and not let people dictate it. And I hope this is on ALL of you guys’ resolutions too, because everyone deserves to be happy.

Help Great Imaginations grow

YUP, that is one of my resolutions. I want to help GI grow into a better, bigger blog, because I think these ladies (Kara, Pixie, Lyn) have worked their hardest to keep this blog going. So I want to contribute with my own flair of hyperness and hopefully I’ll bring more loyal followers to this blog.


I need to learn how to balance everything, and that’s what I plan to do this year. School, blogging, reading. I’ve been asking around on how to do so, hence if you have ANY tips, let me know! HAHA


11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Resolutions!

  1. TBR jars are so pretty! I think creating one would be a lot of fun. I also have a problem with writing reviews, so I’ve just decided to stop writing them as much and feeling that pressure to write one for every book I need to read. I would love looking at both of your bookstagrams when you get more into them! I don’t personally want to do one, but they look great.

  2. Ooh, I share a lot of your resolutions, Lyn! Mostly in my head. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to get my physical book collection taken care of and get caught up on reviews. I always get stuck in the middle of them. Sigh.

    Whoa, Maryam, it’s insanely impressive you read over 200 books! That’s amazing. I want to someday get better with bookish photos but…I don’t think that someday will happen this year. Happy is always a good resolution, or joy.

    I’m sure you’ll do great on GI this year!
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  3. I’ve accepted the fact that there are some books that even if I want to review it’s not just going to happen. But I do want to do more mini reviews because they’re quick and you can do more than one in a single post 🙂 Being happy is a resolution we should all have! I hope you both accomplish all of your goals and have an amazing year!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf
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