Bookish (and Some Non Bookish) Resolutions for 2019

It’s that time of the year again! You know the drill- I’m gonna say a bunch of resolutions I plan to do this year and then spend the whole year not doing them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bookish:

number 1

10 More Books from My Challenging list

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I considered making this less because I didnโ€™t manage to read 10 in 2018, but then I thought, whereโ€™s the fun in that? I figured it would be more of a challenge this way ๐Ÿ˜‰

number 2

10 Non-Fiction Reads

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Again, I didnโ€™t make it to 10 non fic reads in 2018, but I figure I have a whole year to try and hit this goal!

number 3

5 Rereads

Because I had so much fun doing this last year! I have some really fun books lined up for this one!

number 4

5 Poetry Collections

Cos, why didnโ€™t I read any last year? Itโ€™s gotta be the first year where I didnโ€™t even pick up *one* collection- FOR SHAME!

Non Bookish:

number 5

Compile notebooks

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Another old ‘un but a good ‘un. Not only does the weird part of my brain that likes organising get a kick out of it, but itโ€™ll make my life so much easier in the long run if I do this annually. There arenโ€™t that many for me to go through this year, so it shouldnโ€™t be too bad.

number 6

Complete another language on Duolingo

This is probably the most challenging one on the list and I could easily fail this due to lack of timeโ€ฆ but no pain, no gain, right? I have previously completed two languages on there, yet the only way I ever seem motivated to go back and practice is if Iโ€™m learning a new language at the same time. I actually enjoy doing this (even if I’m still far from fluent in the ones I’ve tried ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so why not? Plus, Duo keeps sending me messages saying it misses me:

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I probably shouldn’t pay attention, because it’s a bit like a needy ex at this point, but I MISS WHAT WE HAD TOOย ๐Ÿ˜‰

number 7

THE DREADED EDITING

Okay, you got me, Iโ€™m exaggerating for comic effect ๐Ÿ˜‰ I not-so-secretly actually like editing. HOWEVER, Iโ€™ve never undertaken *so much* editing at once. In fact, I’m a little scared about reading my last WIP (it’sย not in good shape!!) I have so much to do in this regard, that I figure all the remaining points can be for this one!

And thatโ€™s all Iโ€™m doing this year! I decided to have some self-control and not add a bunch of resolutions I donโ€™t plan on doing. Maybe Iโ€™ll add more goals as the year goes on instead of taking them off the list!

What do you think of my resolutions this year? Do you have any resolutions you plan not to do? Let me know in the comments!

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139 thoughts on “Bookish (and Some Non Bookish) Resolutions for 2019

  1. lucindablogs says:

    I love the “challenging books” idea! I’m doing four for a read along, I might add in another one for bonus points ๐Ÿ˜Š. If you come across any good poetry collections can you let me know? I’m meant to be reading some for a reading challenge and I’m struggling to find something that takes my fancy (I know basically nothing about poetry).

    Some interesting goals here – best of luck my lovely! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. LizScanlon says:

    Love your resolutions!
    You know, I read Plato’s The Republic and even thought I got through it, I had ti reaaaallllyyy push myself… and honestly, I can’t remember much of it… so, I am super intrigued once your intelligent self reads this so I’ll know whether i need to tackle it again and oay attention or just let it go XD It just sits on my conscious a bit, having read it but not remembering anything!
    Duolingo! I know very few people who use the app… I’m currently on Russian and German but also Spanish and… yeah, I kind of use the app in spurts.. some times I can’t get myself off it, but then I don’t use it for months… weird! ๐Ÿ™‚ How great that you’ve finished 2 languages though! That’s ace!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Thank you!! Well that’s brilliant- honestly I’m scared of it lol- I don’t think I’ll have anything remotely smart to say about it! (and actually after you’ve said that I feel more scared lol!!)
      Oh that’s brilliant!! I want to actually try Spanish- so that’s one I’ll have in common! ๐Ÿ™‚ I totally get what you mean about doing it in spurts- I always end up doing that too! Thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom says:

    Good luck with your 2019 goals! I think I would like to do a few re-reads this year myself. I’m thinking about re-reading a few favorite classics in audiobook format.

    I actually thrive when I set goals and have them someplace that is easily visible. Last year, I only set 3 goals small goals, but this year I am going to have a pretty big list.

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