I was tagged by the wonderful Kirsty @ Kirsty Reads! Make sure to check out her post and blog ♥ It’s still early enough in the New Year so I figured it wouldn’t be too late to do this 😅
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- Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)
Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2016
Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year:
V.E Schwab, Leigh Bardugo & Maggie Stiefvater.
Most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?
Yeah, I have no idea about anything when it comes to adaptations. I guess the A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix series!! That looks like it’s gonna be wonderful.
I’m excited for Star Wars: Episode VIII if that counts?
Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one):
Nikolas Malikov (Gemina) if he was 10 years older.
I’m so old, Jesus Christ.
What’s on your TBR for 2017? (Top 5 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list!)
I don’t really do TBRs. I just read whatever I’m feeling, I’m mostly just wanting to catch up on a ton of backlist books and series.
The two main books I wanted to read this year were Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe which I’ve already read so I’m giving myself a high-five.
How many books do you hope to read in 2017?
I plan on upping my goal throughout the year if I’m on track. I read 127 books last year, but half of those were graphic novels and trade paperbacks. I read about 50 full length novels and at the start of the year I’d set my goal for 20 books so this seems reasonable enough. I’m not really stressed honestly.
Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others (PopSugar, Read the Books You Buy, etc.)
Besides Goodreads I’ll be participating in Diversity Bingo 2017! My TBR will be hopefully going up soon. I’m also attempting participate in Read Diverse 2017 which is all about reviewing the diverse books you read.
Any New Year’s Resolutions? (Bookish, blogging, and otherwise)
I don’t really do resolutions. I can’t put too much pressure on myself or it sets back all the progress I’ve made really bad. I prefer using the term “goals” because it’s something that sounds less serious.
As for personal goals the main ones I have are:
- Continuing to work on managing my mental illnesses
- Become vegetarian
- Learn Spanish
Every year I say “I’m going to stop letting my MI control me” and it just never happens and it sets me back. This year I am just going to focus on taking really tiny steps. If I can leave the house or get through the day without having an attack I’m calling it a win. I hate that I’ve wasted most of my life, but my mental health comes first and at the moment I have to just concentrate on the fact that still being here is enough.
With the vegetarian one I’m not going to be strict with it. I don’t have much money. I can’t afford to eat most days unless I eat what the rest of my family is having. I’m going to try my hardest though!
When I was at primary school and the first couple of years of high school I was pretty fluent in Indonesian. However, now I can barely remember anything except how to count and some basic phrases. I really want to try and start using Duolingo and other resources online to try and learn Spanish. I’ve been trying for a while now and keep getting distracted. I also find it IMPOSSIBLE to roll my “Rs” like i have tried EVERYTHING. I just can’t do it, so I totally butcher the pronunciation but I’m trying??? So! Hopefully that counts for something.
Not tagging anyone because it’s getting past the “Ringing in the New Year” stages, but if you’d like to do it feel free ♥