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High school girl, right here. I am one of those kids who (although it’s unnoticeable) does value grades and studies, even just a bit. Of course, while I adore reading and blogging, there are times when I have to say, “Oh shit, I have homework to do!” (No, really. I say that out loud almost every day.)
Basically, there are so many book/blog-related things that I wish I had more time to do! Here are, at the moment, my top #5. I’ll even throw in a goal or two I have for each thing I want to do more of.
I wish I had more time to…
5. Open up to new genres.
I do have a limited amount of time to read. When I do find the time to read, I would go running to my safe-zone genres (or genres I already read a lot of books from), like fantasy, contemporary, etc. And I do stick to the YA age group a bit too often… I want to branch out and check out more New Adult/Adult. Maybe I’ll even find some rare gems.
BOOKISH GOAL: I want to try reading more New Adult, Adult and LGBT books. Here are some I would like to try (and feel free to recommend some books to me!)
4. Attend more bookish events. (And get to know my PH blogging buddies!)
So far, I’ve only attended THREE bookish events (you can read about them here for Rossi-Riggs-Mafi, here for Stephanie Perkins and Faye’s post about the Tintin Shop opening) in which I was a huge wuss and was only able to muster up a little bit of courage to ask Stephanie Perkins ONE question. And to tell Veronica Rossi that I was feeling fine.
In both events, I was also able to meet a few bloggers that I’ve been wanting to meet for a long time–but the thing is, when I meet people for the first time, I can be quiet as a mouse, and you won’t even notice I’m there. >_<
BOOKISH GOAL: To attend at least THREE more bookish events this year (including MIBF!) and meet (and actually talk to) more PH readers and bloggers! So if you find out that I’m going to an event and you’re going to, tweet to me @aimeereads!
3. Comment on more blogs.
I love, love, love leaving meaningful comments on blogs, because I know bloggers use up a lot of their time and brain cells to come up with helpful reviews and interesting discussion posts for us readers! Lately, I’ve been only commenting on only 5-10 blogs a day, and I have a list of around 70 (but probably more) blogs I would love to comment on daily, if I could!
BOOKISH GOAL: Comment on at least 20 blogs on days where I don’t have any homework, and at least 5 when I do!
2. Meet new bookish people (readers, bloggers, authors, and all).
Earlier, I mentioned wanting to meet/get to know more PH bloggers… This time, I mean it generally. Meeting new people from all over the globe is amazing, even if it is just online!
On Twitter, I try to follow bookish people and reply to some of their bookish tweets, but sometimes I find my replies to be really awkward and random. But sometimes, I spend more time only replying to tweets directed at me–I love the bookish friends I have now, but I also want to meet more people!
BOOKISH GOAL: Talk to more random
strangers fellow bookworms on various social media sites.
1. Read more.
Again, I already mentioned branching out, but there are some days when I can’t even read a single page of any book! There are two reasons why I want to blog more, and that’s (a) for my own pleasure and (b) to have more reviews and bookish posts up for you guys!
Let’s do some math. I’m at school for around 10 hours a day. I sleep for about 6 hours each day. I blog for about 2 hours (commenting, writing posts and such). Doing homework will take about 2 hours as well.
10 + 6 + 2 + 2 = 20
That’s four hours left to read! And what about eating snacks (20 mins) and dinner (40 mins)? And hygienic things like, say, taking a shower (15 mins)? Chores (1 hour)?
And so, I only have around less than 2 hours to read a day. And that’s on a good day.
BOOKISH GOAL: Do homework faster… maybe. Find breaks in between school and chores to finish even a chapter or two of what I’m currently reading.
Do you have enough time to do all the bookish things you want to do?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.