2016 Literary Resolutions

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It’s a new year, and I’m already a day late sharing my resolutions. Hopefully, this “day-late-stuff” is not how the year will continue. Either way, here goes:

  1. Read the Word of God everyday.
    My mom ordered me Table Talk for Christmas, so I’m excited to start using that for devotions. Unfortunately, it’s going to my school mailbox, so I have to wait a week before I can start it. I’ll be sharing how I like it in the future.
  2. Complete POPSUGAR’s 2016 Reading Challenge.
    I finally decided for this to be my main reading challenge I’ll focus on. It includes 39 books, and it should help me read a variety of genres and I’ll be able to use it to focus on mostly newer books…or at least that is my plan. I have already created a page on this blog to keep track of which categories I’ve filled, etc.
  3. Participate in the BYOB Reading Challenge hosted by Literary Distractions.
    This one I’ll be doing somewhat in the background, mostly to help me remember to read the books that I already own. I own approximately 220 books, but haven’t read 85. I don’t have a specific number I’m shooting for, at least not yet, but I do want to be making a conscious effort to read the books I already own. I’ll be posting more info about this soon.
  4. Read one classic a month.
    While I want to become more knowledgeable and aware of the new books surrounding me, I want to make time for classics. My first one completed will hopefully be Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I technically began it a few days ago in 2015, but no matter, 30 pages of a Russian novel doesn’t make that much of a difference.
  5. Write at least one blog post a week.
    If I’m finishing this many books and reviewing them, this should be a piece of cake. Even if it’s not, I do want to try to be most consistent with my blog posts.
  6. Write 20 minutes a day.
    I’ve talked about this challenge before, but I haven’t been consistent with it in a while, especially with the holidays and winter break. I want to begin it anew, and see how I do (just thinking about it has me writing in unintentional rhyme!).

There are other resolutions I have of course, but these six are my literary resolutions of 2016!

Happy new year!

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