Hello 2016! (My Reading & Blogging Goals)


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

I hope you all started the year on the right foot (or left if you are a leftie)! 2016 is a brand new chance to reach all those goals we've promised ourselves we would in 2015 but because of one thing or another, we didn't AND to reach all the new ones that just sprouted into our minds. Peeps, WE CAN DO IT. We can succeed in life, get that dream job, learn to dance, get healthy, watch all the movies and SO MUCH MORE. I wish you all the best in this brand new year and I seriously hope you make those dreams come true. ♥

Also, I wish you all to have a happy year of reading! I have pledged to read 120 books this year to make up for not completing 2015's challenge of 115. It's not that I want to boast a huge number, but because I want to read as many books as I can. Reading is my happy place and I want to be there all year. :)

I also want to make this year a year of learning. If you look at the graphic above, you'll notice that I used book covers in the font. That's one thing that I've been meaning to learn for a while now and yesterday, on January 1st of 2016 I DID IT. It's still sloppy, lots to learn, but I tried and I consider it a success. Pretty proud of myself since I have zero 1% skills in graphic design. Here's another one I made for @StolenSongbird's twitter account:


I'm extremely proud of this pic. :D

My reading and blogging goals of 2016:
  • Read 120 books.
  • Review at least 80 of those books.
  • Reach 80% ratio on Netgalley (currently 74%!!).
  • Force The Chef to make more time for the blog *shakes fist at tight schedule*.
  • Get approved on Edelweiss.
  • Post at least 3 times per week.
  • Meet a favorite author/blogger.
  • Marry my fictional boyfriend (What? 0:) ).
  • Receive my first ARC/finished copy from a publisher.
  • Send in my first book review request to a publisher (SO SCARY!!!).
  • Fangirl over Danielle L. Jensen all year (she must think I'm creepy by this point LOL).
  • Make new blogger friends.
  • Visit and comment on more blogs.
  • Spread even more the bookish love.
  • Turn into a book fairy.
  • Become a better blogger.
  • EAT LOTS & BE HAPPY (very important).

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I think the hardest thing to accomplish will be being approved on Edelweiss *grins*, but its not impossible! 2016, this year you will be my year! You better be everyone else's year too. ;)

What are your goals for this year? 

17 comments:

  1. I might fangirl over Danielle L. Jensen all year too! Hahaha

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  2. And happy New Year to you both Melissa and Flor! ;)

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    1. Happy new year to you too, Erika *blows kisses*

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  3. This post gives me positive vibes! Good luck on all of your 2016 goals! I hope you get approved on EW. :D

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    1. Aww I'm glad!! I hope your 2016 rocks too! ♥

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  4. Gorgeous picture! I saw Danielle sharing it! And count me in on the fangirling ;) Happy 2016 <3

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    1. Thanks, Eileen!!!! Happy 2016 to you too and welcome aboard on the Danielle Fangirling Train ;)

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  5. OMG Yes I want to read 120 books to and I'm so determined to reach my goal that I've already finished one book already haha! I'm so excited for where this year is going to take me and I believe that you'll achieve all your goals as well! I can't wait and Happy New Year!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. WOOT!! *high fives* I will be keeping an eye out on your challenge then ♥ Hope we both make it :D

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  6. It's a great pic of 2016, and doesn't look sloppy at all to me. Happy new year, to one of my favorite book bloggers of all time. :)

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    1. Awwe thank you so much, Maureen! You are the sweetest. ❤❤❤❤❤

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  7. Great goals, Mel! I like the marry the book bf one. I hope you live happily ever after! ;)

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  8. So many awesome goals here! I have a few on my list. We'll see :)

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  9. Hello, I am a new follower via Bloglovin. I share your goal of getting approved by Edelweiss ( but you have tons more followers than me, so if you haven't been approved, I don't think there is much hope for me). Good Luck!

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  10. Your goals lol! You got this girl! Send those requests in. I've been doing it forever and I've gotten to know them a little. They're mostly nice and when they say no. Just move on to the next. No biggie! Good luck!

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  11. Great job on the graphics, Melissa! They look awesome. You may think you have 1% graphic skills but compared to mine I'd say you're a whole lot higher/better. LOL And great goals, too. I know you can do it! I *love* what you said about not just wanting to post a big # of books read, but it's just that reading is your happy place so naturally you want to do that a lot! I totally agree! Oooh, can I be a book fairy, too? :D

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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