Like every year I have some new bookish resolutions to share with you. Let's find out whether we have similar ones this year!
Some reading resolutions...
Read at least 40 books! I know that doesn't sound like much. I had years when I read over 100 books. But life got so much busier since then. I go to university, work, life alone and so on. I think, though, that 40 books is a realistic number that I should be able to achieve.
I also want to read more big books (+500 pages). That's also why I 'only' want to read 40 books. I do not want to feel pressured into reading shorter books to reach my goal. I often shy away from longer books since they take so much time to read. But some of the best books were huge ones last year (first two books in The Song of Ice and Fire series). I want to discover more such amazing stories and therefore read sometimes longer books than I'm used to right now.
In addition to that I also want to read more non-fiction books. That has something to do with the fact that I'm no longer in school where it was easy to learn a huge variety of new things. At uni I learn stuff that has something to do with engineering, which is amazing don't get me wrong, but I also want to learn new things about history, politics, health, the environment (…) hence I want to read more non-fiction books to accomplish this.
This year I don't plan to reduce my TBR-pile. It's with 60 books not small, but it's a number I'm fine with for the moment. I want to buy my new books locally, though. I recently discovered an amazing independent & local bookshop in my town and I immediately fell in love with this bookshop. It's like I've always imagined a bookshop to be, warm and cozy with piles of books on the floor, not so cold like the bigger bookshops nowadays. I want to support this bookshop and therefore want to buy most of my books there from now on, even though I have to spend some more money, but that's definitely worth it!
... and my blog resolutions
I want to write whatever I feel like writing and not be bound my some weekly or monthly posts like Waiting on Wednesday or monthly wrap ups. I still want to write sometimes for example WoW, but I don't want to feel pressured into writing them. That was one of the problems that lead to my blogging pause. I don't want to see this repeated therefore I won't stick to any patterns.
Blogging shall be fun. It's something I love doing. If I don't feel like writing something today, I don't. There will be another day when I will want to write this post again.
That doesn't mean, though, that my posts will be completely irregular. I still aim at publishing at least on post per week. The day can vary, however.
What are your resolutions for 2017? How many books do you want to read? And do you want to reduce your TBR pile?