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!

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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.

Bookgramming


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!

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 Maryam’s List

READ MORE BOOKS

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.

BOOOOKSTAGRAM

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?

BE HAPPY

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.

BALANCE, BALANCE

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

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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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