Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals For 2013

Hellllllooooo and happy Tuesday book-blog friends. I hope you are all having a fab week. We here at YAF and WS feel very motivated to be back to work and have resolved to be better people this year (it involves, but is not limited to, studiously flossing our teeth).  Today's TTT is all about the bookish goals we have made for ourselves. We can't wait to hear what yours are, too.

Ladies we like reading = Good bookish inspiration.

Grad Student's goals:
1. To not skim the end of books but force myself to be patient. Sometimes if I love a story I have GOT to know how certain elements turn out. But really, this is a bad habit.
2. Read a couple classics that I never have---I have the Brontes in the bag, but Anna Karenina is staring me down.
3. Go to an author event or two. I live in Manhattan--authors do talks all the time. I should be making the most of this!

Crazy Camper's goals:
4.  Read some smart non-fiction.  Smart reading is good for my brain, but to accomplish this i must
5. Read book reviews so I can find some smart fiction.
6.  Give someone else a book I really love to read and spread the book loving
7. Read one book with friends and actually discuss it ( I am hoping The Book Thief counts as this..)

A big thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for being generally awesome and hosting Top Ten Tuesday!


  1. No. 1 made me chuckle as I am always skipping to the end...and sometimes the middle...and then trying to make sense out of the rest of the book in relation to what I just read. Maybe I'm just a wibbly wobbly timey wimey reader.
    Good luck to both of you and hope you achieve some, if not all, of your goals this year!

  2. You've got some really nice and creative goals here! I never would have thought to add "stop skimming," for example, but I love it! And finding smart and enjoyable non-fiction can be harder than it seems (but I would recommend Mary Roach as a good starting point, if you're a bit macabre like me).

    Thanks for sharing your list! My list can be found over at Bookwanderer!

  3. Anna Karenina is on my pile of books I really, really want to read this year! I hope you can get to it too :)

  4. Bookish events are the best!! Go! Go! (And also, consider BEA!) I made a reading pile for January that includes The Book Thief. :)

  5. I have the same habit of skimmming to the end. Sometimes I just HAVE to know the ending but eBooks have helped curtail my habit. ;-) Good luck on your goals this year. My Top Ten List if you want to check it out. Happy Reading!

  6. Oh god I have a terrible habit of reading the last page or two of books as well. I just can't help it! It's a sick little compulsion of mine, for sure. It took incredible restraint for me NOT to do that when I read The Hunger Games last year. UGGGGH. I was sweating bullets, but I'll tell ya, it was worth it.

    Like you, I'd love to spread the book love more and I've been trying to do that a little more outside the blog world as well. I'd love to try and get a bloggerfest type thing together where we fabulously funny blogging gals actually meet up and do a big book discussion or something. I dunno. I have some thoughts. Anyway, best of luck in your goals, ladies! I know you can do it!

  7. I SKIM THE ENDINGS TOO! Such an awful habit but I can't resist!

    I recommend Anna Karenina, but warn you of the many character names. Each character goes by a couple different names, and the relationships get complicated. I used sticky notes to keep track.

  8. Nice goals! Yes, you totally should take advantage of book signings and author talks and blog about it. With series books I'm very tempted to skim to the end so I can relate. And read-alongs are something I forgot to add in this years goals too. I've heard great things about The Book Thief.
    Good luck with all your reading resolutions!

  9. I'm not a huge end skipper but I did LOVE The Book Thief, I call it a new-age classic, it's THAT good!

    My Bookish Goals.

  10. I'm also hoping to read some non-fiction. Unfortunately I think all my non-fic is going to be baby-related and I'm not sure that counts as smart non-fiction! And I also hope to get to The Book Thief... it's been on my shelf forever.


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