Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions: 11 for 2011

Here are my bookish resolutions for 2011:
  1. Read at least 50 books

  2. Keep track of the books I read (so I can write a “best of” post at the end of the year)

  3. Not accept any new review books until June 1 (or BEA, if I go)

  4. Not acquire any new books until June 1 (or BEA, if I go)
  5. – except during trips
    – except books already requested or ordered
    – except gifts
    – except book club books

  6. Post a review every week (including guest reviews)

  7. Play with new review formats

  8. Post a new (maybe monthly) series

  9. Complete three reading challenges (including my own Stream of Suggestions Challenge)

  10. Tweak my blog design and update my blog (fix blog pages that are currently under construction and update review indexes)

  11. Participate in a readathon

  12. Organize my bookshelves (which involves some serious purging!)
As some of you may remember, a few of these resolutions were already part of my 40/40 Challenge, which essentially means I’m giving myself an extension on them!

Have you made any resolutions for 2011?

The New Year’s Resolution postcard comes from Wikimedia Commons. It is in the public domain.


  1. I gave up on resolutions years ago, but good luck with yours! I sure hope you go to BEA this year.

  2. I'm hoping to get to BEA this year too...will have to wait and see!

  3. I don't do resolutions anymore but I'd like to meet at least 5 new bloggers this year.

  4. Avis I am in with you on the purging and honestly I am looking forward to when I get my bookcases built in the basement this year. I plan on organzing all books.

    Its going to feel strange if you guys all go to BEA without me :( LOL

  5. I have been majorly procrastinating with my resolutions. And I can't decide on BEA/BBC either! I'm not sure the timing will work out for me this year....

  6. good for you, making these resolutions (although I have to smile at the exceptions to your "not acquire" resolution ... I'd be "gifting" books to myself ... no will power)

    Good luck with your reading goals, and, yes, I hope to see you at BEA!

  7. Good luck with your resolutions. I resolve to read more books from my shelves this year and try to blog more often.