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Reading Resolutions for 2017 Let's join more of 'em reading challenges, shall we?

So I’ve been participating in a reading challenge this week and I’ve noticed it’s surprisingly very motivating (and not intimidating at all). And since I’ve stumbled upon another challenge this week, I’m going to, drumroll…

…Commit for an entire year.

Blogger Shame 2016
These lovely people over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup are organizing a Blogger Shame yearly challenge, and you know what I mean by blogger shame. It’s time we looked back to all of those old ARCs that have been sitting on our shelves or e-readers for longer than several months. Let’s face it, we DO feel bad about it. So let’s change that.
Luckily, this challenge doesn’t have very strict rules, only that all the books that have been overdue for at least 4 months count towards the challenge. Which for me would be at last 30-40 books.
Still, I don’t feel like I want to commit *too* much. So I will set a goal of reading at least one overdue book a month. 12 books isn’t a lot, I know, but I’ve realized that setting goals that are too high usually gives worse results than not setting any at all. Also, I expect this way I’ll have at least one themed month post, which is also nice.
So what about you? Do you have any New Year’s reading resolutions yet?

17 thoughts on “Reading Resolutions for 2017 Let's join more of 'em reading challenges, shall we?

  1. Seems like a reasonable goal! I would definitely like to get my blogger act together. I’ve no consistency whatsoever.

  2. WOW! You have a ton of ARCs just waiting to be read! My backlog is only around 12, and I thought that I was struggling. This seems like a good idea overall, though. I know many of my ARCs will transition into the 3-4 month waiting period in a few weeks, so I had best get on this! Perhaps, instead of a number goal I just aim to keep that list at zero?
    Hm. That might get dangerous as well…

    1. Haha, it’s because I compulsively download when I get on NetGalley, cause WHAT IF I MISS A GOOD BOOK??

      12 seems a perfect number for a challenge though 😀 1 a month? 🙂 if I do that, I’m still behind xD but you wouldn’t be 🙂

  3. Blogger shame is real, and it’s the wooooorst. Whenever I look at my NetGalley stats breakdown, I see the books that I haven’t reviewed…some of them have been there since August! Of course, they’ve “archived” but I could still get them from the library if I were more motivated.

    Maybe I’ll have to participate in this challenge too, since I clearly need it!
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    1. Since August 😀 some of mine have been there since 2014!!! So… you know. If you feel guilty, then I must have no conscience at all 😀 but I do advise you to join this challenge. I think it will definitely help at least a little. And it’s always more fun reading things towards a challenge 🙂 as for “archived”, I always download my NetGalley books right away, so I would have access all the time 🙂 but I have a kindle, so that never runs out – unlike the pdf versions.

    1. Nice to see you here! I believe this shame challenge is really going to pick me up this year. Do you plan on participating in any challenges?

  4. Just saw your comment on the Mount TBR challenge sign-up page. If “DRC” is the same as an advanced reader copy of a book, then, yes, it may count as long as it was sent to you before January 1, 2017.

    1. Hi, welcome 🙂 actually, I know I’m signing up for waaaaay too many challenges this year and I might regret this, but so far they’ve been extremely motivating 🙂

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