Top Ten Bookish Goals/Resolutions For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten list is
"Top Ten Bookish Goals/Resolutions For 2015"

Nicole's Top Five

1. Invest time in new ideas. This is a repeat from last year but one that I failed to do. I did launch one new feature (Battle of the Books) in 2014 but only posted once so not much to brag about there. Between school and work, I just didn't have the time to spend on new ideas but I have so many floating around in my head that if only I would devote some time to them... I will finish school in June so I will have much of my free time back then and I hope to make things happen this year! 

2. Cull my books. I don't have a lot of space for books and I keep acquiring more so I need to get rid of the ones that I don't love or think I will reread. My biggest problem is old ARCs that I don't know what to do with. If you have any suggestions/methods that work for you that you are willing to share, I'd love to hear them! 

3. Finish reformatting old posts. The Quiet Concert got a new look in June last year which created a year and half of posts that need to be reformatted. I got to about... 4 or 5 months of them so far. In 2015, I hope to fix the rest so it stops weighing on me.  

4. Respond to comments. Although I read and appreciate all comments, I admit that responding to them is one of the first things to get de-prioritized blog-wise when I get really busy. And sadly many comments got neglected this year. But I really don't have any excuse because I can reply to the email notification I get so shame on me. It's just that I always tell myself I will do it late when my attention is solely focused on responding to comments and then it never gets done. But this year, things need to change!

5. Use Twitter more. This is really where the magic happens - not just for networking but for forming/deepening friendships. I don't use it nearly as much as I want to and should.

Ashley's Top Five

1. Get an awesome bookshelf.  Justin and I are in the middle of the house buying process so we have been planning out some ideas for the rooms and one of mine was a library/reading room.  He was all for it so I cannot wait to move and start picking out stuff for my reading room :)  

2. Write at least 12 Thoughts for Thursday Posts.  I enjoy writing Thoughts of Thursday posts even though I did not do too many this year.  I struggle sometimes thinking of ideas but this year my goal is to write 12! 

3. Read at least 60 books. I did not meet my goodreads goal this year and it was a bummer, granted I had some pretty good reasons.  This year I am going to make a more obtainable goal since I know life is quite busy and with moving and being a newlywed, we stay quite busy. 

4. Binge read the Mara Dyer Series.   I mentioned this in my end of year survey. I read the first book in the series a long time ago (before the second one was out) and thought it was fantastic but then the rest of the series has just slipped away from me.  I keep seeing awesome reviews for the last book so this year my goal is to reread the first one and finish the last two books!

5. Read a couple of older awesome books.  This year I read Graffiti Moon (it came out a couple years ago) and I LOVED it.  I tend to focus on new releases and current books but I would love to pick up a couple older released books that I have missed.  So any recommendations?  

What are your top ten?

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