Jul 28, 2011

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My Life’s Quirks – New Year’s Resolution Book Edition Update

December 30th 2010, I had the brilliant idea of posting a New Year’s Resolution Book Edition.  I thought I was smart about it.  I thought there was no chance that I was not going to be able to accomplish every single reading goal on that list.  Well…I was wrong.  Let’s see where I am so far, shall we?

I am going to read at least the first book in the following series —

  • In Death by JD Robbthis one I actually read and I loved it.  A lot!
  •  Shifters by Rachel VincentNope.  Not yet.
  •  Sign of the Zodiac by Vicki PettersonNo too.  And not likely going to happen this year.  🙁
  •  Tairen Soul by CL WilsonAnother nope.
  •  Rough Riders by Lorelei JamesI have this one scheduled for December 27th.  Let’s see if that sticks.  lol
  • The Hallows by Kim Harrison*sigh* yet another no.

Read at least two historical novels.  I am determined to find one I like!I have these scheduled for mid-November!

Read Outlander by Diana GabaldonSo not going to happen…

Get caught up on the Allie Beckstrom seriesYes!  This one I did!  Score for Julie!

Read at least 9 Dark Hunter booksUm…not so much.  I’ve read 3.  Yup, three.  I’m hoping to add at least one more this year.  Yup.  One more…

Read a book by Jane Austen.  Most likely Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility.Really not going to happen.

Read over 100 books – I know this one is pretty much a given, but I wanted to add one of two resolutions that were going to be easy to reach.  What?!  Don’t you guys do that too?This one should happen.  I’m 68 books in.

So, as you can all see, I am sucking big ol’ lemons when it comes to this list.  I am SO not doing this again next year.  Or if I do, it will be called something so different, it won’t be recognizable.  I will use my talent for coming up with cool titles to name my New Year’s post something just awesome.

Now, of course it is so not my fault that I have hardly tackled my Resolution list.  But who is to blame with my poor results you ask?  The answer is simple.  Authors.  I blame authors.  If they didn’t write so darned many great series I wouldn’t constantly be looking for the next book in the storyline and I would have more room in my blog planner/schedule to include new series.  You writers are just too talented and you’re making me look bad!  *shakes fist*

I’m just kidding.  Not about authors being at fault.  It really is them.  But looking at this list makes me realize, once again, how lucky we all are that there are SO many awesome authors out there with SO many amazing stories to tell that we have to make lists to be sure we don’t miss anything.  And these lists get so long we often can’t see the end them and feel slight chest pain when we try to tackle them.  But as overwhelming as that list may seem, it really is a glorious thing.

My New Year’s Resolution book edition update.  Just another one of my life’s quirks.

  1. You know, just watch Jane Austen movies instead 😉 They are more fun

  2. I was gonna say the something Blodeuedd said.
    And… YOU HAVEN’T READ THE HALLOWS! I may reconsider our friendship… *thinking*

  3. blodeuedd – Yeah…I think I’ll follow your suggestion. lol

    Bookaholic Cat – Hey! Remember I’m still sort of new to this reading thing. AND for the first six months I read only YA. I’m gonna read it. Really I will. *sticks out tongue*

  4. I had ‘read Outlander’ on my NYR list as well. Hasn’t happened for me yet either.

    Reading resolutions seem easy to tackle but with all the new books that come out, and distract us, it turns out not to be as easy as we thought. Oh well, there’s always next year 😀

  5. Yea, I’m not doing so great on the reading goal I had set for myself at the start of this year. I wanted to read specific books and I think I’ve finished 4 of the 20 I wanted to read.

  6. Oh Julie you’re so cute. Don’t beat yourself up about it. You’re only human and only have so much time in the day. I think you’re doing a stellar job with your goals. Like The Book Vixen said…there’s always next year.

  7. Ok we need to make a deal. You do Outlander and I’ll do the Fever series by Karen Moning. Deal?

  8. Outlander’s good but it’s a commitment (I found anyway). It actually took me months to read it but I was in university at the time and barely reading recreationally but still. With so many good books out there it’s hard, I agree. I was right on track with my reading goals but I am slipping. And it’s only gonna get worse when my baby arrives in a month!

  9. The Book Vixen – I remember you having it too. Nice to see I’m not the only one who hasn’t read it. lol

    Paranormal Haven – Maybe next year we should do two. Our goal will be to read two specific books the entire year. We’ll for sure reach that goal…right?! 😉

    Jen – Next year…I think I’m going to go “over the next five years” route. It will be my New Year’s Resolution 2012 through 2017 list. Yeah. That’s what I’ll do.

    Michelle – The more I think about Outlander, the more it makes me nervous. I mean it’s a historical AND time travel! Two sub-genres I have trouble getting into! *sigh* But you have to read Fever regardless. Just because. 😉

    Vanessa – Oh man! A baby! Those things get in all sorts in the way of recreational reading. I’ll feel for ya in a month’s time. lol

  10. Ha! I know exactly how you feel! I made ten resolutions and I’ll be lucky if I cross 5 of them off I’m determined to do at least four of them and as I’ve done 2 already and am halfway through another one I feel this is really doable but next year I think I’ll only make 3 if I make any and I always make one about how many books I’ll read as I like to see if I’m realistic or not so I think you should make another one of those for next year too 😉

    I liked the resolutions you picked though! And I blame authors too! 😀

  11. LOL…I love that you leave the blame where it completely belongs…authors! Too fun! smiles…

  12. Ally – Yup…authors… 😉

    Christi – Well, of course it’s not because I keep forgetting about my Resolutions when there actually is a time when I can pick a new series-book to read. Not at all. *g*

  13. LOL. I’m not alone in starting New Years Resolutions and then getting behind on them! I think I’m only going to completely finish one of my, so oops! 🙁 We’ll see what I decided to do next year. 😛

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