Top Ten Tuesday – 12/01/2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 (bookish or not!)

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Considering that I do not make personal resolutions, I’ll talk about my plan for my blog, reading goals and challenges for 2021 (some of these have already been covered in various other posts on my blog, but please bear with me!)

  • Blog more often (hopefully everyday, but that is very ambitious)

My blog and blogging in general is something I want to focus more on in 2021. I have had the privilege to connect with so many fantastic bloggers and I would like to keep the book posts and discussions going.

  • Read 100 books this year (part of the Goodreads Reading challenge)
  • Read more Historical Fiction

I have discovered a love for this genre and am participating in the Historical Fiction reading challenge hosted by The Adventures of an intrepid Reader).

  • Reduce the number of pending books to be read on NetGalley

I am aiming to achieve this by also taking part in the 021 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge hosted by Socrates Book Reviews

  • Make a dent in my ever growing TBR pile

I have actually started to make some progress towards this and I am taking part in the Mount TBR Challenge 2021 hosted by My Reader’s Block

  • Discover and promote more new and upcoming authors this year!
  • Participate in Blog Tours and learn to respect book deadlines

I have started making lists and notes to help with the tracking and to try to be more methodical! 😀

  • Connect with other bloggers and participate in book discussions!
  • Expand my reading lists across genres

I would like to focus more on genres that I have taken a break from like mysteries and thrillers, crime etc and read more Middle Grade and YA fiction

  • Re-read books from my childhood – for the fun of it!

Books by Enid Blyton, the Nancy Drew series, Harry Potter etc

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I think I will stop this list here. I am sure that I can find more things to do or improve, but considering that I have started to make some progress, I am happy with this!

What are your resolutions/plans? Feel free to suggest things that I can do! 

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – 12/01/2021

  1. I love historical fiction, so I’m doing the Historical Fiction Challenge as well. So fun!

    Since I found myself joining tons of blog tours but having a really hard time meeting deadlines, I totally stopped doing blog tours. It’s been really liberating, I have to say.

    Good luck with all your goals. Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    • Thanks for stopping by! I am so glad to have a fellow blogger on the Historical Fiction challenge! It will be fun to have someone to discuss books with! 🙂

      I totally understand your point about blog tours! I felt that way last year and had taken some time off from them and am now back to participating! 😀

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  2. These are all great goals! I am also trying to blog more. Doing it every day is a lot, so I’m aiming for more like twice a week. Best of luck! I love using TTT to connect with my fellow bloggers. It seems to be the largest regular group event in our little corner of the blogosphere.

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    • Hahahaha, thanks for stopping by! I am just discovering the joy in participating in these challenges and memes! It’s fun and helps in connecting with people! Thanks for the support and encouragement too!

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    • Thank you for stopping by! I have the same kind of TBR, a lot of books are very very old 😛 I am going to try to reduce this… but let’s see how it goes! 😀

      As for music, I do listen, but mostly whatever holds my attention in the moment or whatever people suggest! So I am indeed open to suggestions! 😀

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  3. I’ve managed to blog everyday two weeks ago and it felt great, but it’s a bit steep yes! And there’s still work that needs to be done as well. So if I manage 2 or 3 times a week, great. More than that is a bonus! But it is a lovely community and I do love to hang out here.

    Good luck with all your goals, they seem realistic and you can do it!

    Elza Reads and TTT presents ABBA 2021

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    • Thanks for stopping by! I do agree about blogging everyday being difficult. I am trying, but it’s not so easy. I am just going to try to be as regular as I possibly can! 😀
      And a huge thank you for the words of encouragement!

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  4. I didn’t know the NG & EW Challenge was a thing, but I’m so tempted right now. I really need to work on reading some back books on there, too. I did say no challenges this year, though. Wow, look at me, already trying to break my 2021 goals. I’m doing great. 😛

    Blog tours are absolutely fabulous! I just started participating in them last year, and I refuse to look back! I’ve met great people along the way, discovered new authors, and have had an all-around super positive experience with it. Good luck with your goals for 2021!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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