Wednesday, 24 December 2014

2015 Bookish Resolutions Challenge

Because reading is better than real life
Hosted by Because Reading and Trips Down Imagination Road

Rules:

1.    Create between 1 and 5 resolutions related to books/book blogging (there are examples below but you can make up your own)
2.    If you have 2 or more resolutions, then 1 can be unrelated to books/book blogging
3.    Create a sign up post and add it to the Linky over at Because Reading or Trips Down Imagination Road (sign up before Feb 1st)
4.    On the 30th of each month (and the 28th for February) create an update post about your goals and add the post to the Linky that will be on Laura’s or My blogs
5.    This is a year long challenge, so you can’t add resolutions that could be done in a day these must be year long goals.
6.    For each goal you complete you get one entry into the giveaway that will be in Because Reading and Trips Down Imagination Road wrap-up posts on December 31, 2015

Giveaway:

Because Reading and Trips Down Imagination Road will be giving away two $10 Amazon gift cards at the end of December 2015. You get one entry per resolution (via a Rafflecopter form) but they'll need to be able to track your progress via the monthly updates! Plus it’s a great way to keep up to date with other people’s progress!

Examples:

As this is a personal challenge everyone is likely to set different goals! But to make things easier, Because Reading and Trips Down Imagination Road have come up with some examples!
Blogging/Reading Goals
•    Get my Netgalley percentage up to XX % (percent is up to you!)
•    Read XX number of Netgalley books this year/per month (remember that this needs to be a year long goal!)
•    Read XX number of books by debut authors/authors that are new to me this year/each month
•    Complete X number of challenges this year
(This challenge does not count towards the total. Mini-challenges within a bigger challenge do not count separately)
•    Read XX number of crime (or any other genre) books this year/each month
•    Only spend £XX/$XX on books this year/per month
•    Listen to X number of audio books this year/per month
•    Read X number of paperbacks this year/per month
•    Read X number of classics this year
•    Read all blog tour books a week/month/two days before post date
•    Participate in X number of read-a-thons (read-a-thons as a part of larger challenges count separately)
•    Only one-click on amazon X times per month/week
•    Read X number of books per week/month that were books you’ve bought, which can be free.
•    Read X number of sequels this year/per month
•    Read X number of books with ‘salmon’ in the title (word is changeable. If you’re interested there are actually 862 results for salmon in the Kindle Store)
•    Read X number of books that I already own
•    Read X number of non-fiction books
Examples of personal goals (you only can do 1 and only if you have two book/blog related goals):
•    Lose X amount of weight
•    Start writing that book you always wanted to write
•    Exercise more (book blog walkers goals count here)
•    Do random acts of kindness through the year
•    Learn another language
•    Take up a new hobby
Tweet your progress to #BookishResolutions
*Head on over to Because Reading or Trips Down Imagination Road for more information and to sign-up*

MY RESOLUTIONS

1. Read at least one book from my exising TBR pile each month
2. No impulse book purchases and no more than £10 a month on planned purchases
3. Post at least two discussion posts a month
4. Get my Netgalley approval ratio to at least 65% and not allow to it drop much lower
5. Lose one stone(14lbs)

These all seem to be doable resolutions, so I think I will acheive them all and then some. Fingers crossed.

How about you, are you planning on taking part in this challenge? Share any of these resoluitons?


6 comments:

  1. No impulse book purchases?? I would definitely have a hard time with that one! But good luck on all your resolutions, I'm sure you can do it :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Reviews

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    1. Haha yeah, it will be quite tough, especially when I am on Amazon, but I look forward to the challenge.
      Thanks for the encouragement :-)

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  2. Good luck Natalie! They're great goals, though not sure I could manage the no impulse buying! Good to have you on board!

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  3. Great goals!! I also have Netgalley and losing weight as my goal. We can both do this!! Good luck and have a great year!

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    1. We can do this. We will do this. Good luck to you Kathy ;-)

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