Happy New Year!! 2012 already? That seems a bit crazy! I would like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and blessed new years and find lots of happiness and love in your book journeys!
Now, resolution time. I did pretty good on my goals for last year. I have not updated my A to Z challenge in quite some time so I will have to get back to you on that. As for reading 96 books in the year...that one I manged to surpass as I was able to read 188 books in 2011!! Wow. I'm not going to shoot for to much more than that for 2012 so I will start my goal at 150 and for from there. And book buying. Yeah, I did ok for most of the year. Then I started getting antsy in the last couple of months so I picked up too many books that I didn't really need right now...oh well, lol! But for 2012 I will have the same type of goal. I am only going to use my Amazon gift cards to buy books. If I don't have a balance available, the book will need to wait. I love being able to get books through netgalley.com and all the awesome new author friends I have made this past year and I hope that generosity continues into 2012.
Another goal I have is to read all the wonderful self published books I have been accumulating. They all seem to have great reviews and I am really looking forward to finally reading most of them! Some authors on my radar include Rose Gordon, Ava Stone, Jane Charles, Kate Harper, Catherine Gayle, Jerrica Knight-Catania, and Natasha Blackthorne. Yes I already have books by all these authors and I really, truly hope to read them all!
One more goal for myself is to read some of the older historical books I keep putting off because there are just do many darn good books coming out! First and foremost is to read What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long. I also hope to get back to the Bridgerton series from the fabulous Julia Quinn. I also have some backlist books from Meredith Duran, Lavinia Kent, Anna Campbell, Jennifer Ashley and Katherine Ashe I hope to read. The main word there is *hope*
Well, they seem like some lofty goals but they are truly want I want to accomplish in my book reading. Personally...well...love my family as much as possible :) What about you? What sort of goals are you hoping to accomplish in your book reading or personally?