2018 Reading Goals

I mentioned in our update a blogging resolution I made for 2018, but I got to thinking. As we are a book blog, I should also share my reading resolutions or goals for 2018 with you too.

I realised towards the end of last year, I’ve gotten lazy with my reading (and reviewing, but we’ve covered that). Although I have an awesome excuse for why. I spend a lot of time researching lofty theoretical concepts for my thesis and after a long day of trying to differentiate between the Gothic and psychoanalytic double, I’m about done with thinking. I really don’t want to pick up a Man Booker Prize winner. I want an easy read I can get lost in. While there’s nothing exactly wrong with this, I am missing out on a lot of incredible books that deserve some attention.

I also started to realise that I’ve been stuck in a genre rut for months and don’t stray all that far away from fiction. Now I love a good story, but there are so many interesting subjects in this world. Science, History, Politics, Philosophy, Religion, all those concepts that end with ism that I know nothing about. And I should know about these things. There are topics I studied in school that I remember very little of, and I’m kinda ashamed of myself. I’ve become too reliant on Google.

And so my reading goals for 2018 were born:

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I know there aren’t many and when you break it down, they are interrelated but I wanted these goals to be achievable. In previous years I’ve set my self the “I will read a certain number of books in one year challenge”, but I never managed it and I was always a little disappointed with myself. This year I want to look back at my book selves and see variety and feel more knowledgeable.

Do you have any reading resolutions or goals for 2018? Sound off in the comments below.

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Update: Foster An Author

Things have been pretty quiet around here, Ash has been on holiday and I’ve been working, writing and trying to keep up with blog stuff and failing miserably. But this week is the Foster An Author campaign organised by Jo & Isa Love Books and we’re taking part.

So for fostering week we’re supporting, sharing and getting to know two wonderful and lovely authors (you’ll find out who tomorrow!). We have a few giveaways planned, some character profiles, interviews and excerpts coming up this week so stay tuned. We’re really excited about this, you know how we love getting to know new people and we hope you enjoy it too!

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Help us get to 500 likes!

When we reach 500 likes over on our Facebook page, we’ll be doing our FIRST giveaway! Yep that’s right, we have more than one giveaway planned and this is only the first.

So what will you win this time? Two signed Darren Shan Books and some fantastic Page One Swag.

So head on over and click like. We really need your support to help grow our blog. To those of you who already do support us, a huge thank you! You can still help by sharing our page.

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QOTD: Gillian Flynn, 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

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We’ve been nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge by LaChatBlanc, so thank you! According to that Challenge you must post a (different) quote for three consecutive days, and also nominate three people each day to do the challenge. As it’s still Murder and Mayhem Month here at Page One, we’ll be sharing quotes with this theme and picking some of you, our lovely followers to take part in the challenge.

We nominate:

  1. E . A. Hennesy
  2. Sarah Doughty at Heartstring Eulogies
  3. Rachel at Darkland Poetry

 

QOTD: Keigo Higashino, 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

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We’ve been nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge by LaChatBlanc, so thank you! According to that Challenge you must post a (different) quote for three consecutive days, and also nominate three people each day to do the challenge. As it’s still Murder and Mayhem Month here at Page One, we’ll be sharing quotes with this theme and picking some of you, our lovely followers to take part in the challenge.

We nominate:

  1. Real Tasty Pages
  2. Fictionophile
  3. Time honored Classical Literature and Musings

QOTD: Arthur Conan Doyle, 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge.

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We’ve been nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge by LaChatBlanc, so thank you! According to that Challenge you must post a (different) quote for three consecutive days, and also nominate three people each day to do the challenge. As it’s still Murder and Mayhem Month here at Page One, we’ll be sharing quotes with this theme and picking some of you, our lovely followers to take part in the challenge.

We nominate:

  1. Roisin Black
  2. RedHeadedBookLover
  3. bookbabereviewsblog