Friday, December 30, 2011

Follow Friday (9)

Question of the Week: The New Year is here -- and everyone wants to know your New Years Blogging Resolution! What are you going to try to revise, revamp and redo for 2012 on your blog?

Since I had my unplanned hiatus not too long ago--I had set some new goals/resolutions for myself then that I intend to continue with through the new year:
1) Review at least one book a week (and so far this goal has been going well so I think I have gotten into a groove that I can keep up with--I am however taking two college classes next semester so I will have to see what that does to my reading-for-fun time!)
2) Bring back my To The Movie posts which focuses on the movies based on books that I have already read.  I have been having a lot of fun going to the movies or renting movies I have been meaning to watch based on books that I loved (or at least liked as the case may be). 
3) Review more short stories and/or novellas.  This has been a genre that I have enjoyed exploring more and more but I have found that it is harder and harder to find stand-alone options that fit into these categories.  I have found quite a few anthologies--but I would love recommendations on short stories or novellas that you loved.
4) The TBR Intervention.  My TBR pile is ridiculous!  I have to get a handle on it in the new year.  So I am making a pledge to get focused on my TBR pile in the new year by participating in this challenge/intervention all year long.  Hopefully, I can get through some of the really great books that people recommended for me! of right now I think the TBR Intervention is going to be my only reading "challenge" for 2012, but I am interested to see what you all have set for your blogging resolutions and/or challenges.  I may find one that I cannot resist.  :)


  1. Haha! I have two challenges coming up in 2012 and I still have yet to clear my TBR pile from 2010. It's not even funny! :P Good luck with your TBR challenge!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am a new follower:)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy : My FF

  2. Good luck with your TBR challenge! I have so many TBR books to read- I think I should participate as well :S
    New Follower!
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  3. Wow, you really made some serious plans. Good for you! :)

    New follower.

    Here's our #FF post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  4. New follower! :D

    Good luck with the TBR Challenge! My TBR pile is growing as well :/ I hope to cross some books off the list by participating in Evie from Bookish's 2012 TBR Pile Challenge.

    The To The Movie posts sound fun! *goes to check them out* xD

    Ajoop @ on books!

  5. Oh wait. You posted in mine as well! Anyway, followed you back :)

  6. @Morganville94 I also made this goal for 2011...but I am more dedicated this year. No really I am. :)

    @Shirley It really is a great group of bloggers who participates in the TBR intervenion. I think you will have fun. :)

    @The Nocturnal Library I guess I am going with the go big or go home motto--at least at the start of the new year. :)

    @Ajoop I love the movies posts. It has been so fun getting to catch up on the movies for some of the books I have loved. :)

  7. Ooh, the movie post sounds like fun! I'm a movie junkie and I've been thinking of doing something like that for while now! =)

    - New follower

  8. I think a lot of people need to control their TBR piles, me included! Great answer. I'm new to the blog but I love it! :)

    My FF

  9. Good luck with the TBR pile, I should have made that one of my resolutions! My FF: Mom Reads My Books

  10. The To the Movies posts sound like fun - awesome resolutions!

  11. Great resolutions. I know what you mean about TBR piles - mine's 98 books big and counting.
    Good luck with you challenge and new classes next semester.
    Happy New Year. thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

  12. Great ideas! Good luck with your resolutions. I hope the new year is a great one for you. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your posts!

  13. I need to do the TBR intervention as well! I read another person's blog saying they were going to review books they'd read in the past, and I think that might be a way to help you get your one a week done while you're taking two classes. Just an idea for you! Old follower stopping by!

  14. Oh it's nice about the movies. good luck for everything.

    old follower

    Mine is here

  15. @Renu I love posting about the movies that have been made into movies. It has been fun to compare them to the books--and look and what decisions made by the scriptwriter and/or director worked and which ones did not.

    @Sam The hard part is that I got GC to BN for Christmas...but I am trying to be good...TBR TBR. LOL.

    @Amie It's not too late to make changes. I am enjoying reading other resolutions while I still have time to make changes. :)

    @Tanya I love them and they give me an excuse to go to the movies! :)

    @barmybex I don't would depress me. I am focusing on it taking up less space. :)

    @Stepping I hope you have a wonderful new year too!

    @Lisa I have been reviewing some of the books I read in the past--particularly as they tied to my movies posts. Since my blog is still fairly new I have quite a few books I finished right before I decided to take the book blogging plunge. :)

    @Melllane thanks!

  16. Ugh - I need the TBR intervention, too. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower!

  17. Ooh, very realistic!! Thx for sharing... my FF is here... Colorimetry

  18. Hi, Shanan, thanks for commenting on my blog!

    I need to get more focused on my TBR pile, too. A book a week should be doable, don't you think?

  19. @Burgandy Thanks!

    @Kirsten I think it is doable--I have a lot of commute time on a bus or train each day that I like to spend reading (or listening to an audiobook). :)

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! About the following thing- Do you have Networked Blogs? : ) My inbox is bursting, so I can't check all the mails to look if there is one with your name right now.

    Happy New Year!!

    Patricia @

  21. @Patricia I do have networked blogs but I am having trouble with the authentication thing. I have tried a few times to get it to authenticate my blog as mine but I keep getting an error and I haven't had a chance to try to address the problem. :(