new years resolutions

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Goals I Have For 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. It’s the start of a new year! How 2015 has flown by! Now I’m not always the greatest at making and sticking with my resolutions, I think I managed to keep half of my resolutions last year, so let’s see what happens in 2016.

Continue to post at least once a week.
This year I’ve been doing really well with my blog and have posted at least once every week and, when it comes to what I’m posting, that leads me on to my next resolution…

Post at least one review a week.
Now I have been doing this and generally I’ve set it up that on Monday’s there’s a film review and on Thursday’s there’s a book review. If I read/watch a lot there’s sometimes extra reviews not on those dates but I’d like to try and stick to that schedule as long as I’m still reading and watching stuff that I have enough feelings about that I then want to review it.

Continue to read diversely.
In 2015 I did pretty well in reading a whole range of genres and the the authors I read was pretty much a 50/50 split between men and women, with slightly more female author. I’d like to continue doing that and make a conscious effort to read books from authors of colour. You can check out a summary of my reading in 2015 here. (more…)

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Goals For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy.
Here are my goals for next year, they’re mostly related to my reading habits, film-watching and blogging.

Read & review 50 books
I actually read a lot more this year than in previous year thanks to finishing Uni and discovering comic books and graphic novels. I read over 60 books this year and reviewed about half of that so I’m hopeful that reading and reviewing 50 books next year isn’t too much of a stretch.

Watch and review my Clint Eastwood boxset
My mum got me a Clint Eastwood box set for my birthday in September and I haven’t had the chance to watch any of them yet. There’s over 30 films in there – both films he’s starred in and films he’s directed – and I’ve seen only two of them before. Maybe I’ll watch and review one a week but I definitely want to have seen them all by the end of 2015.

Continue posting a blog every week
This past year my goal was to post a blog every Thursday and I nearly managed that and if I didn’t make it on a Thursday, I posted a blog another day that week. I’m not going to be giving myself the strict deadline of Thursday in 2015, I just definitely want to post a blog at least once a week at any point during the week. (more…)