05 January 2017

2016 + 2017


Hello 2017, hello dear fellow readers. Let's look back and forward, let's get ready for another amazing reading year. 

In 2016 I

  • read only when I was in the mood to read and it felt great
  • stopped believing in reading slumps, what a relieve
  • was a bit more careful when buying books
  • managed to sort out my wish lists once
  • managed to keep my TBR pile at a size that feels good to me
  • stopped counting books
  • had a lot of fun with many of the books I read
  • realized that contemporary romance is still my favourite genre
  • enjoyed writing blog posts about all the books I read
  • sorted out some more books
  • had a lot of fun


In 2017 I

  • plan to continue with many things I did in 2016 (wish lists, TBR pile size, how, where and how many books I'm buying, reading books shortly after I got them, etc.)
  • want to continue to use my local library
  • want to be more careful when buying ebooks, in 2016 I read too many really bad ones
  • want to continue to be relaxed about reading, it's a hobby I love, but it's not my only hobby
  • want to focus on the genres I love, but from time to time try out books outside my comfort zone
  • want to have fun with my blog
  • want to continue to be a happy and relaxed reader


What about your 2016 + 2017?

8 comments:

  1. Sounds a lot less stressful. Glad 2016 was a good reading year for you and hope 2017 is amazing to you.

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    1. Hope that your reading year will be amazing as well.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. Go you! Just do what you want and it will be good :) I still keep collecting book, but perhaps this will be the year that I read more than I buy.

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    1. Great! I'm doing something similar mainly only buying books I really really want and be more picky. There's not enough reading time to read that books! Happy new year!

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    2. So true, that's why I stopped buying way more books than I could read. In the end I had way too many books on my TBR pile that I was no longer interested in and that sucked.

      Hope that 2017 will be a fantastic year for you.

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    3. Aurian: That's something I also believe in. Not following blindly what others are doing is always a good idea.

      May 2017 bring you lots of joy.

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  3. "was a bit more careful when buying books"

    Oh, man. Yes. That should be my resolution for this year!

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    1. It may sound strange for a book lover to be happy about something like that, but it lead to me being less frustrated with the books I read and that made me a happier reader.

      Btw, the last book I bought was the lovely UK hardcover edition of "Summer Days & Summer Nights", a book I'm very happy to finally own.

      Happy Reading (and writing!).

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