Reading resolutions for 2014

Just a quick post today 2014 is coming on us tomorrow and I am actually working overnight which I haven’t done before but hoping for a quiet night and maybe a chance to read a bit .Well what does 2014 hold what resolutions am I doing for the next year ?
1 to review every book read in 2014 with in a week of finishing it ,I hope this will stem overflow of unreviewed books I have
2 read more translations yes I can see you laughing at the back there .Bymyt my actual percentage read in translation dropped from 92% to 90% this year so I will be trying to up that .
3 less new book and some more of my own books .I constantly buy second hand books 95% are old translated titles in a vein effort I’m trying to read century of books from around the world over next couple of years so this will mean using my own tbr pile to fill gaps .
4 better record keeping ,I’m terrible at tracking what I read through a year so will be trying to keep a more accurate record .
5 Fun end day this blog is fun my hobby I want bring the fun back and get the non converted to translated reading converted and fun is the way so yes more crappy film comparison in reviews more football linked post because I want to spread how much pleasure books from around the world can bring every reader !!!
What your ideas for next year ?


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. naomifrisby
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:00:11

    Great post, Stu. I’m with you on the less new, more of the ones I’ve amassed!


  2. MarinaSofia
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 11:03:01

    I fully agree, Stu – my resolutions are quite similar. Finish off all the things I have on my bookshelves/Kindle, read more translations (focus on German, Japanese and Latin American literature), be more consistent in my reviewing… Let’s egg each other on, shall we?


  3. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:04:40

    Good resolutions Stu – I completely support the reading of more translations!!


  4. gaskella
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:13:29

    Wonderful resolutions – Let the fun begin! 😀


  5. Tony
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:23:37

    Good luck with that Stu – hope you have a good 2014 🙂


  6. Brian Joseph
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:55:11

    Great resolutions Stu.

    Happy reading and have a happy New Year!


  7. Caroline
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 13:37:10

    I wish you all the best with your resolutions and a wonderful 2014.


  8. Heather
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 14:14:55

    good resolutions Stu. I agree with writing the reviews soon after finishing the book, that’s an area that I am having trouble with. I want to read more First Nation/Aboriginal books. I’ve bought quite a few and they have been sitting on the shelf along with hundreds of other books.


  9. Helen
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 14:27:34

    Happy New Year! Those are great resolutions. I’ll be trying to review every book I read as soon as possible after finishing it too.


  10. 1streading
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 17:09:00

    Good luck with your resolutions. If I don’t review a book within a couple of weeks it probably doesn’t happen! I agree with reading more books that haven’t just been published – must try to stick to this. Really looking forward to your century of books from around the world.


  11. Bina
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 19:34:56

    Great resolutions, Stu, good luck! I want to get back to blogging in 2014 and read more prose not just textbook. Looking forward to more posts on translated lit from you and have a wonderful new year!


  12. heavenali
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 23:19:11

    Some good idea there. All I want to do is get my tbr down – not buy too many books (that’ll be a challenge) and stick to my reading challenges. Good luck with your resolutions and happy New Year


  13. Lisa Hill
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 07:04:56

    Happy New Year, Stu! Your resolutions look a lot like mine:)
    Will you be tracking your reading at GoodReads?


  14. winstonsdad
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 07:26:42

    Happy new year thanks


  15. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 08:03:10

    Sound resolutions Stu, I am sure they will manifest.

    Tracking our reading is made easier on Goodreads with the advantage that we can see what our friends thought of books we are considering reading and when we see you reading something new, its very easy to add it to the TBR – and to have that list in a visual form. I do hope you join – I think it will really help you achieve number 5, because it creates greater awareness of what you’re reading, from followers and non-followers.

    Happy New Year & Bonne Continuation!


  16. Leslie
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 20:28:49

    Good luck with the resolutions. I always vow to read more books languishing on my shelves and only manage to get to a few of them. I even made a list to challenge myself – it didn’t help!


  17. amanda
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 00:20:18

    Great resolutions, Stu! I wish you we’ll with them, especially having fun! I’d like to read more translations in 2014 too–alas, I didn’t read a single one last year. You always inspire me to do better, though.


  18. bythefirelight
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 02:25:46

    Good resolutions. Reading more of what I already own is my only goal with my reading this year. 90% it’s still pretty good!


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