Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge

So for this year’s reading challenge or reading goals, I’m going to be using the Popsugar Reading Challenge list. I definitely don’t think I’d be able to do all 40, but my overall goal is to read 20 books this year. I decided to pick and choose categories from the challenge to create my list:

  1. A book involving travel: Stardust - Neil Gaiman
  2. A book involving a mythical creature: WIld About You - Kerrelyn Sparks
  3. An audiobook: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  4. A bestseller from a genre you don’t usually read: Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
  5. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017: Either Red Sparrow - Jason Matthews or Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
  6. A book that’s published in 2017: Into the Fire - Jeaniene Frost
  7. The first book in a series you haven’t read before: The Selection - Kiera Cass
  8. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  9. A book by a person of color: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling
  10. A book with a title that’s a character’s name: Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  11. A book with a subtitle: Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice - Amanda Grange
  12. A book with career advice: #Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso
  13. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you: House Girl - Tara Conklin
  14. A book about an interesting woman: Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
  15. A book set in wartime/A book you bought on a trip (Yes filling two categories): The Zookeeper’s Wife - Diane Ackerman

For now I’m going to stick to 15/16 categories so I can have some wiggle room to read books that I want and may not fit. I do want to try and complete the books from my 2016 challenge, but that will be on the back burner. I will be updating this with any changes to the list or if I decide to add to it. If you want to try the Popsugar challenge, check out their Goodreads group. You can also see my progress on my Goodreads account and challenge. I do have a widget in my sidebar!

Do I have any active readers out there? Let me know if you plan to challenge yourself this year and what your picks would be.

Hugs from my computer to yours!

<3 Kimmie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Goals for 2017

Everyone has their "New Years Resolutions" and I feel like a lot of the time these drop off within the first several months of the year.  And to be honest, a lot of the time the goals we make for ourselves are very broad or very large goals that we become overwhelmed by and just forget about or get too overwhelmed by the prospect.

So I just wanted to create a simple (yet a little vague) list of goals that I want to keep in mind throughout the year...and yes I realize in this list I switch between first and second person a lot lol.
  • Be Yourself!
    • It's ok to be yourself, and people who aren't ok with that don't need to take priority.
  • It's ok to be on my own.
    • Learn how to survive on my own!
  • Stop putting yourself down!
  • Build self confidence and self worth.
  • Get to know myself
  • Blog, read, and write on a regular basis.
  • Work out on a regular basis.
  • Complete the rock climbing mile high challenge at school.
  • Stay up to date on project pan.
  • Read 20 books this year.
  • Get my GPA above 3.3.
    • Work on developing study plans and sticking to them.
I'm going to try and do my best and update you on some of these that have deadlines. Any related posts will be linked in the list. If my reading goals and project pan posts have not been posted already they will be soon!

What are some of your goals for this year? Share them with me in the comments.

I hope 2017 is a wonderful year for all of you.
- Kim