Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge: February Update

 BookishResolution Challenge 2016
The 2016 Bookish Resolutions Challenge is hosted by Laura @ Trips Down Imagination Road and Michelle @ Because Reading and you can sign up at this link. For this challenge you must have 2 of 3 main goals, Blogging, Reading, and/or Personal and then subcategories for these goals.

My goals:

Reading Goals

1. Read at least 6 Classics. This was a goal I barely completed last year, but something I want to continue doing. I ended up reading and finishing Peter Pan this month and have started Frankenstein. Peter Pan reminded me of the Disney version with just a tad more violence.
2. Read at least 70 books this year. I did not do this as a goal for the Bookish Resolution last year, but I did have it as a goal. I just missed it by 8 books, so I want to challenge myself on it this time. I have finished 15 books so far, so not bad!
3. Finish at least 4 series. I did well with this last year, but I have several more series that I did not finish. A goal I haven't started yet, but hope to soon. I am hoping to finally finish Champion by Marie Lu, so that I can start her other series.

Blogging Goals

4. Blog at least 10 times a month. I met this goal for 7 out of 12 months, so I want to try this one again. I blogged 12 times in February! I am so excited that I am doing well with this one.
5. Complete at least half of the challenges I sign up for this year. I came very close to completing this goal, but not quite. I will be signing up for challenges soon. So far I have started 12 challenges out of 16, so not a bad start. I still think I have a reading challenge addiction. :)
6. Be more active commenting on blogs and on Twitter. By more active, I mean getting on Twitter and commenting on blogs at least once a week. I did really well with this. I have been checking Twitter at least once a day and at least commenting on tweets. I still need to work on commenting on blogs, but I have commented on at least one each week.
7. Review at least half of the books I read. I basically just stopped writing reviews at the end of the year and I would like to do better with this in 2016. So far I have reviewed 13 out of 15 books and hope to write my review for Roller Girl soon. I skipped Magic Steps and think I will write a combined review with Street Magic when I finish it.

Personal Goals

8. Lose at least 20 pounds. We are going to try Biggest Loser at work and our theme this year is Libraries Transform, which is ALA's theme. I gained back most of what I lost last year, so I would love to lose that weight again and maintain the weight loss. I have lost 10 pounds so far! With the start of Lent, I have been working on my eating habits.
9. Eat and drink healthier. I would like to eat at least a vegetable or fruit a day. I eat horribly and am not in good shape. I would also like to cut down on coffee and sodas, because that is all I have been drinking lately. I have managed to eat at least a veggie or a fruit a day, but not much more than that. I have eliminated sodas and have started cutting out the cream in my coffee and not drinking coffee when I am not working.
10. Exercise more. I would love to exercise at least a few times a month and possibly up this to a few times a week as I get in a bit better shape. I don't want to push things too fast, so for the first month or so, I would like to exercise at least 3 times a month. I barely managed to squeeze in exercise again, so I really need to work on this next month.

Hope you all are doing well with your resolutions. Thanks to Laura and Michelle for hosting!


  1. Sarah you are doing so awesome! Congrats on the 10lbs!!! I tried that last year and failed but I hope to lose a little this year before going away in the summer. Fingers crossed!

    Good Luck with the read of your goals! So very happy how awesome you are doing!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I am enjoying this challenge so much!