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When I started blogging a year ago, I didn’t really have any particular goals in mind, other than to start posting and see what happened. Looking back, there are some things I’m really pleased with and would like to continue into 2015, and some things that I’d like to work on.
For more goals and resolutions from other bloggers, see this week’s links at Top Ten Tuesday.
Accomplishments in 2014
Kept to my intention of posting at least once a week, with a review every Friday.
Made a good start on my Classics Club list.
Read quite a lot of nonfiction books (for me anyway), and found many more that I want to read next year, thanks to Nonfiction November.
Joined in some great events, including Mary Stewart Reading Week and Willa Cather Reading Week, and hosted my own Witch Week. I’m looking forward to more of these, and plan to host an Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week in April as well as Witch Week II in October/November.
Sprung for a new blog design that I absolutely love.
Goals for 2015
Keep better track of what I’m reading, with notes at least on the title, author and date finished. I’m amazed by the detailed statistics some bloggers keep, but am not sure I’m up to that.
Do a monthly wrap-up post that includes books that didn’t get a full review, but are worth mentioning.
Request only ARCs that I know I will read — like many new bloggers, I got overexcited and now have quite a few review copies that I know I just will never get around to.
Read at least one book from all twelve categories in the Back to the Classics Challenge.
Read more from some genres that I neglected in 2014, including fantasy, children’s books and new releases.
. . . And just read more in general. I spend too much time looking for books to add to my list when I have plenty on there already! My personal “Put the Library on Hold” challenge in January (which anyone else is welcome to join) should help a bit with getting me to actually read books I already own.
What about you? What was your year like? What are you looking forward to in 2015?