.First, I'd like to say Happy New Year! I think everyone should follow in the footsteps of a wonderful blog called Readerbuzz and make HAPPINESS their main goal of 2011!
This week, surprisingly, was filled with quite a few blog posts and reviews from me. I say it's surprising because I didn't think I'd have much time to post anything. Happily though, I was wrong! I listed some of my favorite reads of 2010, which was really hard to do. I really loved most of the books I read. Then I posted a somewhat vague review of The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. It's the last in a trilogy and I didn't want to give too much away (thus the "vagueness"). I then did a post of books I received for Christmas. I'm so excited for reading in 2011 because I've got some awesome looking books lined up! And I ended the week with a quick little post about my love for The Anatomy of Ghosts, which I just finished and adore. Review coming this week.
Now I don't like to do the whole "resolution" thing, but this year I would like to highlight some goals I'd like to accomplish in 2011. For one, make this the year of happiness, as stated above.
I would also like to incorporate more reading en francais ("in French" minus the accent on the "c" because my laptop doesn't do accent codes..). This year I read a few books in French, but I hope to increase that by a lot this year. I bought 5 books from a French book site, plus my sister brought me back a few from her study abroad trip. I'm all set ;)
And finally, I'd like to take more time to just read. And read books I want to read. I don't accept/ask for very many review books, but I'm afraid that if I don't start setting boundaries now, eventually it will get totally out of control and then I'll be reading books I'm not enjoying just so I can review them for publishers. My goal for this year is to edit my review policy. I'm not going to 100% for sure review every book I receive for review. If I read the book, I'll review it. If I find I just don't want to read the book, I won't. I'm a picky reader and I don't want too many review books from publishers to mess that up ;)
Happy New Year to you all, and I wish you all a great 2011, full with lots of joy and happiness! What are your goals for 2011?