Happy New Year’s!

Posted on 01/01/2013 in Miscellaneous / 14 Comments


I’m not a big resolutions girl, but I do have goals for the blog I’d like to accomplish in 2013.  Nothing crazy, I’m not big into monetizing this site, and I honestly don’t look at traffic that much, because I’m really lazy and I don’t want this to feel like a second job.  My first job is crazy enough!  That said, here are my “resolutions”:


Write More Reviews

I got lazy this year and there are a few books I read and never wrote reviews for.  I’ve always prided myself on reviewing every single book I read, but it kind of snowballed on me, and the months passed.  Reviews mean content and content means you have something to read here.  I’m just Team Lazy. 🙂


Read More Books

My goal was to read 100 books this year.  I felt it was kind of lofty, considering I only read 56 or so last year.  I have come close to my goal, and I’m currently on book 88, but I won’t reach 100.  I also thought 100 was a lot!  But my best friend reads over 250 per year, and I know one blogger who read over 500!  How do you people have that kind of time???

Next year, I’m sticking with my 100 books for the year goal and seeing if I can really make it!


Comment At Your Blogs More

This is my biggest downfall.  I mean to come by, I see your posts in my reader and I do read your reviews, but then I forget to post….usually because I’m reading your posts late at night on my iPad or phone and I hate commenting from my devices.  I like to use keyboards for my actual thoughtful comments.  By the time I’m at my computer again, I’ve forgotten that I need to comment.  So in 2013, I WILL comment more!


Listen To More Audiobooks (and Get To the Gym)

I joined in a challenge for this, hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens, because I don’t listen to enough audios and I think I’m missing out.  I needed something to force my hand.  I also need to get to the gym, but my excuse is that staying late at work to go to the gym (it’s on campus) cuts into my reading time.  No more!  This challenge will solve both problems.


Read More Indies

After this year’s many fiascos, most involving indie authors, one would think I would be skirting away from indies, but I’ve actually had the really good fortune of great interaction with indie and small pub authors when working with them for our Indie Author Excerpts feature.  I’ve read several indie titles in 2012, but I want to expand on that and give them the publicity they deserve.

    So these are my resolutions and I’m going to try my damnedest to stick with them.  I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas (or whatever you choose to celebrate!) and a safe and happy New Year!  This post has been prescheduled, but as it goes live when the ball drops, you can guarantee, I will be three sheets to the wind and maybe drunk-tweeting how much I love you. ryan-seacrest-new-year-party-booze-new-years-ecards-someecards  

What are your resolutions and goals for the new year?

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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14 responses to “Happy New Year’s!

  1. TheBookNympho

    All great goals. Thanks for plugging the challenge. LOL\nMy goal is to read 150 books. Not sure if I can make but I’m hoping. I read 127 in 2012.\nThere was couple of books I didn’t review and I kind of enjoyed not writing a review for every book I read. But now that I have an associate reviewer that reviews as much or sometimes more than I do I can cut back on reviewing. I reviewing every book makes it feel like a job.\nHappy New Year and good luck with your goals for 2013.

  2. thegeekyblogger

    WOOT WOOT!  I can’t wait to see what audiobooks get into your brain LOL :)\n((((((((( hugs ))))))))))) and Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year Jennifer..awesome goals and I would love to see you pop by the blog more. I am anxious to see how you do with audios. I read so fast that they kind of scare me with the length of time..LOL  I read 250 books and have no idea how anyone could read 500..that is more then a book a day?!?  I am glad we have become friends and look forward to sharing awesome moments with you in 2013~{{hugs}}

    • kimbacaffeinated I take issue with the fact that I love to jam out on my commutes to and from work, so if I listen to audios in the car, no more jamming out for me… but I’m going to give it a whirl anyway.  Plus the gym.  \nI am going to remember to stop by more!  I am super terrible about that, especially yours and Felicia’s, because I am email subscribed!  I don’t even have to visit to get your content!

  4. ReadingbyKF

    Happy New Year Jennifer!! Those are great blog goals!! Mine is just to comment more. I feel like I’ve been lacking on comments and just chatting with other bloggers, so that’s going to be my big goal!

  5. KristonJohnson

    I too will try and listen to more audios. I just joined the gym and that will be a great time to listen. I wonder how many months I will pay for the membership and not use it? Happy New Year!!!

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