New Year Resolutions

16:43 Cilla P 7 Comments

First of all, a belated Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you had a holiday filled with laughter, people you love, and delicious food. :D

I'm big on setting resolutions - I like having goals to work toward - and for the last two years I have been (surprisingly) pretty good at sticking with them! So now that we are approaching 2016, I'm setting myself some goals for this blog. Some of them might be a bit ambitious considering I'm starting graduate school next year, but I figured I might as well dream big, right?

So! Here are my bookish and blogging resolutions for 2016:

1. Keep plowing through my family's unread shelves. I'm making a list of the unread books my parents and I own (the ones that I'm interested in reading anyway), which I will use as part of my #RockMyTBR challenge entry. I posted a spreadsheet already the other day, but upon closer inspection of my parents' collection, that was very incomplete.

2.Post two times a week. I have been quite all over the place with my posting schedules as I find my footing with this blog, so hopefully now that I'm more settled in , I can be more consistent.

3. Comment on blog posts. I started this blog in order to meet others who love books as much as I do, and I can't really do that if I lurk 80% of the time. In 2016, I want to comment on every blog post I read, or at least 85% of the posts I read.

4. Spend only $100 on books for the entire year. I told my mum about this and she immediately laughed. I have to admit, this seems almost impossible. However, I'll have access to good libraries again next year when I move, so I imagine that will help!

5. Work on aesthetics. I started a bookstagram recently mostly because I wanted to try my hand at book photography without flooding my unbookish friends' feed with them. I'm experimenting with that, just as I am learning and experimenting with tweaking the design of this blog. Hopefully next year I'll be better at both!

6. Read more diverse books. Books set in other parts of the world, books starring POC - bring them on.

Do you like having new year resolutions? If so, what are they for 2016?


  1. I think resolutions can be nice, but hard to keep up with. HOWEVER, I think blog resolutions are a bit different. I do pretty well commenting on blogs but I do want to continue finding new blogs and meeting new people. I also want to start trying some book photography too. It's so beautiful and fun sometimes; It would be nice to have something a little different to mix up some of my posts!


    1. They definitely can be! I like having them there to shoot for though :D Yess, I was thinking along the same thing when I started my bookstagram. It would be nice to have photographs to spice up some of my posts :D Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!

  2. Belated happy holidays to you too!

    I love resolutions but I have a problem wherein half the ones I set myself are more of a joke than anything... I have issues taking myself seriously. Anyways. I love your resolutions and some of mine are similar like posting more consistently and commenting more. I've especially gotten bad at that over the last few months. My main resolutions always have to do with writing, to write more, to write consistently. This year it's to write as much as I did last year (which is basically writing all the time) but be more relaxed about it and just have fun with it.

    My resolutions also have a habit of changing halfway through the year, just like any plan I try to make!

    Happy new year, hope you're having a good one so far!

    1. Haha, I think it's cool that you have such great sense of humour! Good luck with your writing resolutions - I would love to be able to write more consistently too. I think it's okay to change your resolutions halfway through the year! Life changes all the time, and we just have to go with the flow :D

      Happy new year to you too, Shay!

  3. i love read resolutions! i desperately need to comment more on blogs as well *sigh* i find commenting a somewhat stressful and exhausting activity, but hopefully it'll grow on me in the new year. aaaand i'm also doing the #rockmytbr challenge! oh, and best of luck on spending only $100 on books for the ENTIRE YEARS. for that goal i'd break after the first month, honestly. hope you have a wonderful 2016! xxx alexandra @ twirling pages

    1. Yeah, commenting can be exhausting especially when you take the time and effort to make it a thoughtful one, but I find it a less awkward way to approach people than tweeting at them haha. Good luck with the #rockmytbr challenge! Haha, I think that book-buying goal is very ambitious of me, and we shall see how long I can stick to it! Thank you for stopping by! <3

  4. I have to confess that I'm not great at keeping my resolutions, but I still love making them! Fun that you found some more books on your parents' shelves to add to your TBR!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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