Monday, 15 July 2013

Progress Review: Part 1

Before I get down to the nitty gritty of this post, I would like to point out that I am currently sunning myself elsewhere in the world – and by sunning I mean cowering away in the shade with my nose in a book – so I will reply when I’m back and I hope you are all having a nice summer.

So as we are over half way through the year I decided it was time to look back on how I have tackled my New Year Resolutions. Of course I did take a hiatus whilst finishing college but thankfully I do not think that has hindered me too much, but lets see! 

1. Keep scheduling – don’t let myself fall behind again
Bravo! I kept up with this, in fact its actually still June whilst I’m typing this post. Pretty good huh? So I’m basically always a month in advanced scheduled which I’m pretty pleased about, obviously there tends be last minute arranges here and there when I sign up to book tours.

2. Buy less books
Ding ding ding! I’ve bought a total of 5 books so far this year. Just 5, no more no less. That is a considerably smaller amount than last year, one of the books was a signed copy of Intangible and I was the first person outside the US to purchase a copy! The other 4 I got from a shop that was closing down so they were rather cheap too.

3. Read more of my to be read pile
I’m actually not doing too bad with this, as I’m not buying books (only hoarding the freebies). I’ll touch up on this in the second part of this post as it reflects one of the challenges I’m taking part in.

4. Blog hop more – I’m kind of super lazy when it comes to this and I rarely read others reviews
Okay, so I started off okay with this and when my hiatus hit I obviously didn’t hop at all but since coming back I’ve not been doing too badly at all. In fact I’m actually spending too much time blog hopping but its okay I’m sure I’ll find a middle ground, though when it comes to reading reviews I’m still very picky; I’ll read reviews of books I’ve read, the first of a series I’m considering, the sequel to a series I’m due to read and lastly the occasional few that I haven’t heard of and spike an interest. If they don’t fall into these categories I simply can’t bring myself to read them :c

5. Clean up your following list – this is my reason for lazy blog hopping, I’m following so many I don’t know where to start
Okay honestly I haven’t technically done this how I imagined I would, I did intend to unfollow a few to make things easier but then I found bloglovin and I’ve been able to slowly sort through the pile and organise them into categories which has made things a lot easier! So yes I’ve done this, well I’ve started… certainly not finished but started.

6. Use my Twitter and Facebook accounts more
*sigh* I’ve somewhat grown accustom to checking Twitter most days but definitely not with Facebook. Any advice here guys?


  1. I'm a bit the same with reviews. If the title or author piques my interest I'm likely to click 'n' read, and if I've read the book already I like to compare responses and thoughts, but other than that I'm pretty bad unless it's a blogger I follow devoutly already!

    Kudos on the restrained book buying too - I'm on an enforced ban until we've moved house in a few weeks, but I'm already getting twitchy for a good book-buying spree in town...

    Hope you're having a lovely holiday! :)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is like this reviews, I try and try but I'm like "what if I want to read this one day and this review may have spoilers?" haha.

      Good luck with moving house :)

  2. Great progress! I'm the same with reviews. I just don't have the time to read something that doesn't interest me.


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