Thursday, January 3, 2013

{ the book chat - 2013 reading resolutions }


I mentioned the other day that I'm not one to usually make resolutions (because I usually break them quickly) but I absolutely get behind the idea of reading resolutions.  My resolutions for 2013 are...

1. Blog About Books More - I've written a 31 days of books series and Literary Junkies, but I also want to include more reviews and books resources this year.  

2. Volunteer At Storytime - Our local library has a wonderful storytime program and I think that my youngest is at the age where we can participate in the sing-a-longs and crafts come at the end.  And we can make new friends.

3. Read outside my comfort zone - I usually stick to the romance genre 99% of the time whether it's historical or contemporary and when I've stepped outside that zone a few times (The Night Circus) I was pleasantly surprised.  I'd also like to read a few more of the classics this year as well.  Can you believe that I've never read Jane Eyre?  

4. Balance paperback vs. ebooks - I've read almost 100% on my iPad or Kindle Fire in the last two years and I find that I've missed the feel of a good book.  My daughter has been reading a lot this vacation and watching her holding a book is like looking in the past and made me realize that I didn't know the last time I read a paperback that wasn't a cookbook.  

5. Read More - Pretty simple. Reading makes me happy and who doesn't like to be happy?  I signed up for the Good Reads challenge again this year and my goal is 60 books.  It's a little more than a book a week but I know I can do it.   

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Brighton has
read 0 books toward her goal of 60 books.

6. Involve The Kids In Books - All three of my kiddos love books.  I love that they love books too.  I'd rather buy them a book than a toy and I've done it.  But now there are all kinds of projects and coloring pages that go along with some of their favorite books that I kinda don't know where to start.  Books like  Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom and The Very Hungry Caterpillar have hundreds of ideas on Pinterest alone.  

I think I like book resolutions better than the "get fit/eat healthy" resolutions of the past.  Do you have any favorite books that I should try out this year?  I'd love some suggestions!


  1. I love the goal about reading at the story time. I have been thinking of doing that too!
    And read Jane Eyre! It's my favorite classic and you'll like it if you like romance. It's no nail-biter but the chemistry between Rochester and Jane is pretty intense.
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. i do a storytime at a preschool every other week and love it! the kids are so enthusiastic :)

  3. Yay, I'm doing the Goodreads challenge, too! I set a goal for 30 books, wish me luck! And I really love your goal to read more outside of your comfort zone, I so need to do that!

  4. I would recommend She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb if you haven't read it yet. I really enjoyed it! Good luck reading 60 books!

  5. I love to read and will be looking forward to hearing about new books from you

  6. I have a lot of classics on my list for this year as well!

    That's a good idea to balance ebooks and paperbacks...I've also been doing a majority of my reading on my Nook in the past two years but I miss the feel and the smell of regular books.

    I'm a new follower from the link up!


  7. i'm loving that quote! i'm hoping to read more this year too :)

  8. Your graphic is so cute! Did you make that? I love #4 on your list; I think that's a great goal to have. And I also like how you included your children's reading habits in your goals; way to raise bookworms! :)


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