Resolutions: An Update

Back in January I posted some resolutions. Here’s how things stand so far.


Read at least 100 books

I’m five books ahead of schedule!

Re-read the 41 official Discworld novels

I’m a little under halfway there.

Finish the TBR stack threatening to overtake the TV end table

Done, but that was only one of many TBR piles around the house.

Keep a good mix of fiction, nonfiction, and biography

I think I’m doing OK on this.

Write down or otherwise mark quotes as I find them


Make better use of the Library, including the hold system & inter-library loan

Check! However, I’m a bit distraught that I may not get to read At the Existentialist Cafe until August [I’m third in the queue].

Incur no library fines

So far so good, as long as I return my books today as they’re (a) due and (b) can’t be renewed again.


Keep a consistent blogging schedule

Post-a-Day so far!

Write more fun-for-me posts, including poetry and short fiction

Absolutely πŸ™‚

Take time to read and comment on others’ blogs

Does the thought count?

Grow Wicked Word Wednesday

Well, I’m trying.


Write a short review to be posted on Amazon & Goodreads for each book I read

Goodreads – yes

Amazon – no

Physically write something of importance or significance with pen and ink (or pencil . . . you get the idea).

It’s better than last year πŸ™‚





I mean, not yet.

Life in General

Strive to be a better, happier person – the kind of person people want to be around and not just tolerate

I’ve been told this is, indeed, true more than 50% of the time.

Be more understanding that not everyone will understand my introversion and the things that make me tick, and that that’s OK

This one isn’t going so hot.

Compliment more than Complain

Well, I’m not complaining as much, but I haven’t exactly replaced it with complimenting

Sleep better

nope 😦

Declutter [even – gasp – if it means letting a few books find new homes]

Quite the opposite, in fact.

How are you doing on your resolutions (if you made them)?

8 thoughts on “Resolutions: An Update

  1. Read 100 books? Really? That’s – let me think – must be 3 or 4 a week? Seriously? In full? Not just flicking through? Does this include the DiscWorld books, or is this extra? That’s amazing. How do you find the time? I used to read about one book a week, but since starting my blog in January, my reading has dropped to zero. Zilch. I must try and do more reading, and not be wonderfully distracted by blogging!

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    1. Good question about the 100 books; yes, it includes the Doscworld book, too, as well as my annual re-read of Dante’s Divine Comedy. So, that’s about 58 or 59 new books. As for time, like anything else, I just have to make time for it. I also do A LOT of reading on the weekends, sometimes completing two or three books. And yes, I read them completely.

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  2. oh gosh, I read over 2000 books a year…..and yes I read them all the way through, taking my time. But then time is what I have the most of…nothing to do except housework and that can bloody well wait till my book is done! Of course, you shouldn’t have to go to work if you are going to do it…read that many I mean. and I am..retired. In answer to the original question, I NEVER make resolutions. Frankly I know myself well enough to know that I won’t bother keeping them, so when I make a life change it is thought out, planned down to the steps I will take, announced to friends and family (it holds me accountable) then incorporate the change. And it doesn’t matter what day of the year I begin them.

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      1. I will read almost anything I can get my hands on..I adore midaeval works but translations are few and far between, then there are biographies, military history, historical fiction (NOT bodice rippers….euuuuuu)…scifi………oh gosh, if it is made up of paper and binding I will read it. lol

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  3. I have definitely slowed down to less than warp speed, and things still get done. I’ve managed to send postcards, letters and parcels every month. And I’m hanging out with the family more. Good times. That was all I was resolutely set on doing.

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