Happy New Year, everyone! I know I'm a few hours early, but hey. In some ways, 2010 has been a great year, in other ways it hasn't. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2011 holds, though I still don't know where this year has disappeared to!
As always, here are my blogging resolutions for 2011:
- Read more, tweet less. (Damn you Twitter for being so addictive!)
- Discuss things more. One of my resolutions last year was to post discussion posts, and I don't think I did a single one. I just don't think I'm a very discussion-y person.
- Write my reviews in a more timely fashion, eg. the same week I finish the book. I'm leaving them too long and forgetting things!
- Try to comment on every blog on my blogroll at least a few times a week. I used to do this, but I started a new job and it zapped a lot of my time. I will make a conscious effort to get back to it ASAP.
- Not really a resolution, but at some point in 2011 I want to dedicate a week to my favourite thing *ever*: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm considering this my reminder.
I'm participating in at least 3 challenges as of now, and I'll be updating the page on my 'Challenges' navigation bar with books I've read. Here is more information on each:
- 2011 Debut Author Challenge (DAC) - Kristi at The Story Siren is hosting this again, and I really enjoyed it in 2010. It's a great way for debut authors to get their work read and voices heard. I hope to read a lot of debuts just like last year, fingers crossed!
- 2011 British Books Challenge (BBC) - I'm British, I read a lot of our fiction anyway, and my friend Becky at The Bookette is hosting it. What else is there to say? Here are some of the books I plan to read for the 'Home Grown' level (there are far too many to mention):
- 0.4 by Mike Lancaster
- Artichoke Hearts by Site Brahmachari
- Small Blue Thing by S. C. Ransom
- The Iron Witch by Kaz Mahoney
- The Medusa Project: Hunted by Sophie McKenzie