Top Ten Tuesday (#48)


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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my lovely, loyal book penguins!  I hope this year brings you all the epical awesome you could ever possibly want–remember, YOU make your life what it is.  So go out there and make it awesome, because I said so! (and because if you do, there’s bound to be a mound of pebbles and tuna awaiting you)

So, since it’s the new year and new years are meant to be all about “remaking” yourself….this penguin decided to do a sort of bookish resolutions post to start 2017 off right.  Except I don’t like resolutions, necessarily…so…let’s just call this my

Top 6 Bookish Desires


I will ACTIVELY participate!

because I have this naughty habit of signing up for ALL THE CHALLENGES….but never actually actively participating in them.  This year, I hope to change that.  I want to do the blog hopping, the friend-making, the book raving and the plot ranting.  I want to DO the thing, and do it correctly.  So I’m going to do my best to do just that.

I will lower my “want to read” number…at least a little.

And by lower, I mean…until the next time I go on a book adding binge, when it will inevitably go back up.  Because who am I kidding?  I’ll ALWAYS be adding books.  What I really mean is, I will try to read MORE of the books I already own.  Hopefully that works.

I will catch up on my read-to-review pile.

Because honestly, we ALL know I’m going to be adding more to it very very soon.  So…hopefully, by the end of this month, I’ll at least be caught up with the read-to-review books I already have sitting around.  Hopefully.  Keep your fingers crossed for me?

I will blog hop MOAR.

I started doing more of this in the last few months of last year, and really had fun doing it.  So I WILL, theoretically, keep this up and blog hop even more in the coming future.  Because FUN!

I will post as much as I can.

And by this, I mean consistently as well.  I have a ton of fun putting posts together, and have been trying to work on prescheduling as much as possible the last few months–admittedly, this has helped IMMENSELY.  So I will continue trying to schedule posts ahead of time, which leaves me free to add in any other posts that come up along the way.  It’s a good system.  I recommend it.

I will keep working with authors/publishers.

Because I might sometimes feel a little bit over my head with blog posts and review reads, but I LOVE working with all of you guys, and will continue doing my best to do exactly that.  Seriously, working with authors and publishers–and all of you lovely penguins, too!–has brought some of the greatest joy to my life so far, so…it’s only right that I keep that going, right?!  I think so!


What are some of YOUR bookish desires or resolutions for the new year?  How about non-bookish ones?

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!


25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#48)

  1. These are great goals and a lot of them are things I’m hoping to do better/more often this year too, especially being a more active participant and blog hopping more often. A month or two ago, I wanted to get rid of some books on my TBR but failed miserably so I’ve given up on that, haha. I’ve pretty much just accepted at this point that my TBR will always be way too long. At least I’ll never run out of books to read 😉

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    • Bahahaha which is pretty much why I was like, “yeah I mean this is impossible BUT let’s at least cut down my ARC pile this month where I can” XD

      Thanks so much for stopping in, Kourtni–and good luck with your goals for this coming year! 😀

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  2. Blog hoping more 🙌🏻🙌🏻 that’s something I’m trying to do at least a little bit every day! It’s so much fun but it always gets put on the back burner for other things 😅😅. Do you used the WordPress tags to find more people?

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    • Hi, Becca!

      Right?! I always get distracted by books or blog posts oooooor movies or whatever else comes along in a day, and blog hopping goes out the window very quickly. I need to work on that more.

      I actually use bloglovin to do most of my blog hopping, along with (on specific days of the week) hopping through all the emails I get from subscriptions. 😀 It works out well that way, and I don’t have to bother with trying to figure out the wordpress tags.

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  3. Loooved your 2017 wishes, Beth! I think I said this before, but in case I haven’t: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ❤ ❤ Let's rock the world together in 2017!!! ❤ I'm a rebel too, so I was talking about world settings in books on my Top 10 Tuesday of this week, haha!

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    • I’m SO bad about the book binges, especially with all the awesome deals I find on Amazon…which is why I’m leaning more toward “cutting down my backlog of ARCs/review requests” than “cutting down the TBR” lol–I think that’s much more doable in my world right now.


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