Well, I originally intended to create a cool video like I did last year, except even cooler, but since my new laptop has decided it doesn’t like me, and this laptop no longer has Power Point on it, that’s now a pipe dream! So in lieu of a video I opted for this post!
Best of 2012
*in no particular order, it was just way to hard trying to put them in any sort of order!
2013 Goals & Stuff
The year isn’t quite over yet but I know I’m going to fail my Goodreads challenge to read 80 books [seriously, what WAS I thinking? I read like around 50 in a great year..] I’m now trying to focus on reading 62 books so I can at least beat last years record of 61. Looks doubtful at this point!
Next year I think I might set a goal of 65-70 books, that seems more manageable and realistic and still challenging.
I also want to become more active on Goodreads. I know I am complete crap at Goodreads, I barely remember to paste my reviews over there, it’s shameful really. Bex is determined to get me involved in some of the groups she’s in though and the challenges they have [which look quite fun!] She’s got her whip which provides a lot of motivation.
I should also mention that little ol’ me plans to venture into some new territory – Bex and I plan to read 50 Shades of Grey together, so I’m sure that’ll be a hilarious buddy review!
Goals for the blog:
√ to become more consistent with posting [big one]
√ to venture out more with new ideas, and be BRAVE!
√ this goes along with the previous, but to try different formats and mediums for various posts
√ more cool events and collab posts/projects with other bloggers
Overall, next year is already shaping up to have a very different start from 2012. This year the year started with me having loads and loads of review books to read [mainly because I got way to giddy on NetGalley and never thought in a million years I'd be approved for them all, so I didn't pay attention to time lines like I normally would - whatever you do, don't make the same mistake I did!] which I’ve literally been trying to make up for ALL this year. It’s gotten me quite depressed actually and I’m just now starting to pull myself out and make myself read some books I’ve been setting aside for far to long.
So, I’ve made it a practice to make sure I have no review copies that are due to be read at the beginning of the year, in fact, I think at this point I have zero review copies for next year. That makes me really, really, really happy. *bursts into song* I feel pretty, oh so pretty, and witty and briiiiiiiiiiight..
I can’t end this post on 2012 without mentioning how incredible of a year it’s been for My Shelf Confessions – and especially moi. I started this book blog in February of 2011 with Jenn @ The Bawdy Book Blog as my only fellow blogger. Last year I met Bex (like seriously, it’s been over a YEAR!) and we became pretty much instant BFF’s. I also met Pabkins and when I realized she wasn’t blogging I was like *POUNCE* join meeee, join meeeeee *giggle* So this year MSC has grown by two bloggers, awesome bloggers! *Wipes tears from eyes* I’m not aloneeeee, I’m not aloneeee. I have to thank them for helping me through the year, it’s been a challenging one for each of us in our own ways, and this blog has benefited so much for having both of you! <3
What about you?
What would you like to see on My Shelf Confessions next year – have any ideas for us, feel free to send us an email or write us in the comments! Also, what are your goals for next year, whether reading or blog related or not, let us know!