Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag | ft. How on earth are we already halfway through this crazy year?

Hello! I guess it’s time for me to do this tag? I was going to do it on June first, but then I forgot about it and was busy and here we are 20-something days later and I’m finally doing it. I was tagged for this by two wonderful bloggers: Kay @ Hammock of Books and Jane @ Blogger Books! Both of their blogs are wonderful and you should go over right now because both of them have wonderful bookish content!

Also, as Kay put it, this tag is like one giant game of telephone and it honestly is. Kay and Jane both did slightly different versions, but overall it’s the same. So, I answered 15 questions about books and stuff, so here they are!

Before I get into the questions though, here’s an update on my Goodreads challenge:

I am 18 books ahead, which I’m really happy about!! I guess that’s what months and months of social distancing gets you.
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2020 Bookish Resolutions

Hello! Right now, in Oregon, it’s really rainy, and so for me, it’s the perfect time the read and write, and curl up with a cup of tea and a book! However, right now, I present to you my (very very late) reading, writing and blogging goals for 2020:

Reading goals:

Number of books: My 2020 reading goal is to read 200 books. I don’t know how realistic this is, because I’ve never counted the books I read for an entire year before. However, I’m really excited to see how many books I end up reading. In June or so, if I haven’t reached 100 books, or if I’m not even close, I might change my goal to 180 books, but I hope that I’ll end up reading 200 books and reach my goal!

Genres: I want to read more fantasy novels, and mystery novels, because those are both genres that I enjoy reading that I almost never get to.

Writing goals:

Posts: I want to write 160 posts this year. Again, I’m not sure how realistic this goal is, but I think that it’s a good number to aim for!

My story: I also want to finish my first very rough draft of the book/story I’m writing. I’m hoping that it will be somewhere between 50 and 75 thousand words. I will also continue to post (hopefully) every two weeks another chapter!

Challenges: I want to try taking part in a writing challenge of some sort. If I do do one, it would probably be in the summer, when I don’t have to worry about managing that and school at the same time.

Consistent writing: I want to try to write a little everyday. Whether its journaling, or blogging, or writing a story, I am going to try to write a little every single day.

Journaling: I want to try to write in my journal 3 or 4 times a week (at least). I have a journal that I’ve been trying to write in everyday, but I know that every single day isn’t going to happen because I have so many other things I have to do, but I will try to write at least 3 times a week in my journal!

Blogging goals:

Posting schedule: I really want to consistently post 3 times a week, and that is what I will try to do.

Varied post topics: I want to also try to vary the posts that I write; discussion posts, top ten lists, reading updates, monthly tbr posts… (you get the point).

Recommendation posts: They seem really fun to do, and I enjoy reading them, so I want to try doing some!

Other goals:

Blog hopping: I want to discover lots of new blogs in 2020!

ARCs: (advanced reader’s copy) I don’t yet know exactly how ARCs work, but I really want to figure that out, and get ARCs from publishers in exchange for an honest review, as I’ve seen on so many other blogs!

Music: This isn’t really a book-related topic, but I play piano and trumpet, and I want to make more time to practice these instruments!

What are your 2020 resolutions? Are any of them similar to mine? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!