2014 Resolutions

The year of 2014 has finally begun and I am very excited to see what new joys and achievements this year will bring. I am eager to begin this year with a fresh new start, so I have compiled a list of New Year Resolutions I hope to accomplish by the time 2015 rolls around.

1. Read more!
Sadly with high school starting and stress from work overload, I have not been able to read much at all this year. But I think I am getting used to school and I will be able to manage my time better to allow myself more time to get reading done. If you have not already seen my little goodreads widget down the side bar,
my goal is to finish 50 books in the year of 2014. It definitely will be a challenge but I am up for it.

2. Blog more!
I have many times tried to blog consistently on this blog, but it just seems to never really work out. This year will be different though, because I am determined to blog more and hopefully build my audience and interact with you guys some more. School is pretty intense a times so I hope to have a post up at least 1-3 times a week. In the summer I will probably try daily posts or some other fun new things. You can always request what you would like to see in the comments.

3. Reviews, reviews, reviews
There is not really much more I can say about this except I need to do A LOT more reviews on this blog. Any recommendations?

4. Classics?
Yes I plan to read more classics this year, hopefully at least one a month. So my classics reading goal will be 7. I already have a list that I really need to jump on.

5. Non white authors
A few months ago Rincey from rincey reads on YouTube created a very interesting video called Why You Should Read Diversely which I HIGHLY recommend you check out. It basically just describes why you shouldn't just stick to whatever is popular and hyped up but make an effort to branch out and experience the writings of authors who are not just American, English or Caucasian.The video really enlightened me to realize that pretty much all the books I have been reading are by white american authors, which there is nothing exactly wrong with that since they are very talented and I love their books, but I also want to give other writers a chance. Not just the authors on display at books stores, but the ones that are Latino, Asian, African/African American, Middle Eastern etc. This year I want to read at least 5 books by non white/american/english authors. Again you can check out the video for more information.

6. Writing
I have been wanting to write a novel and get it published since I was eight years old and I feel now I am fully ready to pursue this goal. I will be looking for new inspiration and at least trying to work on my writings daily. I might even post some excerpts up on this blog. Wish me luck!

7. Stop procrastinating
This is probably the most important resolution I need to stick to because I seriously have a problem. Once I have a lot of work I know I have to do, I immediately shut down and do anything but what I am supposed to be doing. Then before you know it, I am up late the night before frantically trying to finish the project. I have realized this needs to stop and I plan on taking this into effect this year. This goes back to managing my time and scheduling what I have to do so I can actually GET IT DONE.

So those are my resolutions for 2014 and I really hope I can achieve all of them. Let me know what your new year resolutions are and if we had any in common. Also like the new header?

Have a spectacular day!


  1. If you want more diversity in your authors, one series I highly recommend is Legend by Marie Lu (asian author). One book that amazed me was Crosses and Noughts by Malerie Blackman (black author).

    1. Thanks for the recommendations! Yeah I have heard great things about the Legend series and I hope to read it this year. I will also check out the Crosses and Noughts book.

  2. Hi, I was going through the most recent entries in Parajunkee's challenge (which I'm participating in), and since I was skipping today's round, I decided to check up all of them just for fun. Also, I'm always keen on meeting new bloggers :). So I came across your page and had a look around. First off, what a beautiful name you have. It's funny, because it means something like "mane of hair" in Italian. Aside from that, since you mentioned diversity in books, you might be interested in checking out a blog run by two friends of mine: http://twinjabookreviews.blogspot.it/. Thirdly...I decided to follow you :) Have a great year!


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