Saturday, January 3rd 2015

What Does The Bookworm Say?


Hello 2015! I’m  very excited for the new year, hopeful that it will be awesome and happy and healthy! Also, productive!  Today’s topic is: Reading Goals. What are your reading goals this year? I have a lot of them and I am confident I am going to get them all accomplished!



I have a lot of books. I do. People walk into my home and say, “Wow. You have a lot of books.” It’s not such a bad problem to have, but it does have some unfortunate side efffects.

So here are my Reading New Years Resolutions/Reading Goals.


1. Slow and Steady Wins the Race – I feel more accomplished when I read a bunch of a certain format of book (review book, ebook, physical book) at once. I tried reading one of each but it isn’t as satisfying to me. I just feel like I crossed off one and oh no, there’s a bahzillion more! So I’m going to read groups of four. I know, how crazy am I? But I think if I can read 4 physical books, and get them out of the house, I will feel way more accomplished. Also – more giveaways.


2. You haven’t read what!?! – I am way behind on my series reading. I haven’t even started Falling Kingdoms, Throne of Glass, Eve, Graceling, etc. I have been shying away from starting new series, but this year, I’m going for it! I’m going to read a bunch of series that I’ve been ignoring. I’m excited to start (and finish) these. I’ve waited so long, most of them are complete!


3.  No, thank you. – This is going to be super hard, but I really am cutting back on what I buy. I am allowing myself one book per month. The only exception is a book signing and then I am only allowed to buy that author’s book. This actually really works for me and I don’t know why. I feel better when I know I can buy one thing and I am happy with that one thing. This applies to gift cards too! That means they’ll last longer!


4. Enjoy what I have – We’re bloggers so we like to fangirl about books. But sometimes I forget how truly lucky I am to have the books I have. I am hoping that by focusing on my TBR pile, I will enjoy my current books and not be so frantic about new releases. There will be craziness this year about new releases, don’t get me wrong. But I also want to slow down and enjoy what I have, be grateful and not feel like there’s pressure to read so many books or get through so many.


5. Focus on End of Series – I know! I am also going to focus on full series. But End of Series is really important to me. I’m not one of those people who waits a really long time to finish the book. I really want to know what happens! (Such as I am currently dying over here for the fourth Raven Cycle book!) I have a list of them I’m looking forward to reading this year!


6. Ease up on review books – This goes back to the crazy eyes I get when I see new releases. I have plenty of books I still have to review. I am only going to  ask for books I really really really want to review. I am  not going to ask for a second book in a series and think, “Oh, I”ll read the first one first and then review the second one” because that never happens. I only will ask for second books when I’ve already read the first one!


That is all friends! As you can see , most of my goals are about appreciating what I currently have, managing my own expectations and focusing on being slow, steady and grateful.


Happy 2015!!!!

6 Responses to “What Does The Bookworm Say?”

  1. Samantha says:

    i can relate to a bunch of these goals! Especially the requesting books in a series when you haven’t actually started the series :) One of my bad habits! Good luck with your goals! And I hope you have a great year of reading in 2015!

    • Kimberlybuggie says:

      Yes! I’m glad I’m not alone on that one. I did it by accident last month and then thought- oh no! I did even have the first book!

  2. So many great resolutions. I have tried to go more towards the library on physical books so I don’t buy so many and run out of room. I try to stay away from review books, it never happens. Its such an addiction. End of series…. yes definitely need to work on that myself… oh and focus on what I have. I have so many unread books its ridiculous. Ohboy good luck on these. They are all wonderful but so hard.

    • Kimberlybuggie says:

      Hi! Good to see you again! Yes I know it is so hard to curb my reading habits. I think the most important one for me is to use the library. That way it feels like a new book I bought but isn’t! Saving myself money and tricking my brain to do it! Ha!

  3. Great goals. I think I will be aiming for a lot of the same things. Good luck!