2019 Reading and Blogging Goals

Happy 2019, everyone! This post is a little late because my start into the new year was rather slow and miserable due to a chronic illness flare-up. I’m doing a lot better now, so I thought I’d share my 2019 goals for this blog!

My main goal for this year is to read as much as possible. I completed my 2018 Goodreads Challenge of 55 books without much of an issue, and since I’ve also taken up book blogging, I want to up the ante for this year’s challenge. I’ve set my goal at 75 books with a tentative stretch goal of 100.

I also want to continue to try and read more broadly and diversely. The library membership gifted to me by a generous friend last year will definitely help with that. However, I also want to delve into the world of ARCs and review copies so I can read and review books when they come out without having to wait for my library to acquire them.

Since I can’t afford to buy any books for the foreseeable future, I’ve also created a Book Wish List for titles my library doesn’t own or that make more sense to read as physical copies (i. e. graphic novels). I’d be infinitely grateful if anyone would like to purchase something for me off my list, and of course if you would like a review for something you got me, just drop me a note and I will do my best to make it happen!

Speaking of reviews, I’m going to try and write a review for most of the books I read if not all. And that brings me to my blogging goals!

I started this blog in November 2018 and I’m still trying to find my footing with regards to content and tone. I want this blog to be a positive space and resource which means I’m going to have to rein in my snarky tendencies. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any negative reviews or rants, but the main focus will be on things that I enjoy and think you will too.

Health allowing, I’m going to try and write at least one blog post per week, and more if I can. Most of these will probably be book-related, though I do want to try and produce more disability-related content as well. I am a little scared of splitting my content down the middle since I know that might make it more difficult to gain a solid readership, but the book blogging world can be an ableist sphere, and I really want to challenge that and make it a more inclusive space for other disabled people. So far, I only have a couple of half-baked content ideas, so if there’s something in particular you’d like me to discuss, drop me a comment or come chat to me on Twitter!

I’m excited about sharing the new year with you all and growing with the challenges it will bring.

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