Monday, January 10, 2011

Top ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks top ten is top ten book resolutions.

Hmmm... I haven't thought a whole lot about this actually. I'll probably be coming up with new ones all year long.

1. Read 125 books this year. In 2010, I read 117 books. I want to up that, but not by a whole lot. If I tried doing any more, then I would be doing nothing but reading.

2. Right my reviews the minute I get done reading them. The reviews turn out so much better that way.

3. Read more of the books I already have. I want to get rid of some of the books I've had sitting around my room for years. I always go for the newer, shinier books.

4. Try to read everything I'm supposed to for school all the way through. Lately I've picked up the bad habit of skiming the reading for my classes. I want to start reading everything from cover to cover. I will start this goal AFTER we're done with Paradise Lost. There is no way I'm reading all that. haha.

5. Finish all the books I'm borrowing from friends. I've had a pile of books sitting next to my bed for almost a year now that I'm borrowing from friends (don't worry, they have a bunch of mine too). I want that pile gone.

6. Read the book before the movie comes out. I always try and go by that rule, and I hope to keep it up. I prefer to read the book before the movie for it comes out cause the book is always better and I don't want the movie tanting it for me.

That is all I can think of at the moment. Two years ago I told myself I was going to start reading the classics. Then I realized I really dislike the classics. Never again will I have that reading goal.


  1. Good list of resolutions! I also like to write my reviews as soon as I'm finished the book. They seem to come together much better for me that way and I haven't had time for get anything, lol

  2. I plan to write my reviews as I am reading the books, too. I hope that I am successful.

    Good luck!

    Here's my list of Top Ten Bookish, Bloggish Resolutions.

  3. I have a hard time with skimming sometimes too.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. here's mine

  5. Nice list. Number 6 is very important. I've currently got a few I'm trying to hurry and read. Good luck n 2011!

  6. Good luck! 125 books would be quite an accomplishment.

  7. I always take notes as I read my review books. Then I write my reviews from the notes. That way I don't forget anything.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post:

  8. I hear you on number 3. I always find the shiny new books more tempting than the ones I have had for a while. Good luck with everything!

  9. Good luck with your reading goal! My reviews also come out a lot better when I write them as soon as I finish the book. If I wait too long then I start to forget things!

    Thanks so much for participating this week!

    Jen at The Broke and the Bookish

  10. I feel like I prefer the book/movie the opposite way - I am bad at watching movies, so it's better for me if I see the movie without knowing what's going on so that I have to pay more attention :) Then if it's good I can read the book. Of course, I didn't do this for Harry Potter, but I think I may try it with I Am Number Four!


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