Hello 2019!

Happy New Year, Readers!

It has been a while since I have posted, as usual. I have the tendency to go without posting for far too long and of course, I would like to change that. I always have good intentions, so we shall see if I get better at consistently blogging.

I don’t like to set resolutions, but I do have some exciting things planned for the new year. I am also a part of a few accountability groups on Instagram to help me stay more consistent at the things I want to do; like yoga and blogging.

So…here are some of the things I have planned (mostly bookish) and am looking forward to in 2019.

-The 10 Book 2 Film Challenge. 10-Book.jpg

  • Reading 10 books that have been adapted to film, as well as watching the film (optional for those who are participating)
  • Having quarterly giveaways and buddy reads
  • Making this into a yearly challenge and expanding

If you are at all interested in joining, I have created a page on Instagram; @10book2film. Come follow me there for all the details and to get started. The fun officially begins today!

-Posting regularly on the blog

  • Book reviews twice a month
  • Updates for the challenge
  • More book related blog posts

-Not buying anymore books (for a while)

  • I have a current count of over 800 unread books (ridiculous and it’s 864 to be exact)
  • Canceling ALL pre-orders
  • Every time I consider purchasing a book, putting the total for the book/books in my savings account

-Do yoga on a regular basis

  • I joined the 30 day yoga challenge with Yoga with Adriene (which starts tomorrow)
  • I am in an accountability group on Instagam and we are all doing the challenge.
  • I need to remind myself that yoga is helpful for so many reason (chronic back pain being my why)

I went through and organized all of my books throughout the weekend and I am ashamed of how many unread books I have (number up above). I scanned them all using the Book Buddy app which is a lifesaver. This app allowed me to add all of my books and create a directory to keep track of all my books, what I read and whatever else I want to track them by.

And of course I have some things I plan to work on personally, because we all tend to have things we could improve. These are not resolutions because I feel that making productive and consistent habits are the best way to make positive changes. Resolutions always tend to come and go-start off strong and crash. Good habits never die…hopefully!

Happy New Year Readers

11 thoughts on “Hello 2019!

  1. This is such a great challenge especially with some of the movies coming out this year — looking at you Artemis Fowl.

    For buying books, I’ve adopted a system of only buying a book if I’ve read it AND loved it. The minute I put the book down the need to own the book has to be strong for me to okay purchasing it. I’ve found that, for a lot of books, the need to own it disappears once I’ve read it. Plus I want my library to represent books that I truly love.

    I like your idea of saving the money. All readers would be millionaires if we adopted this method. Lol.

    • Thank you! The challenge is definitely going to be fun.

      That is a great system for buying books. I usually never want to reread books, so I probably wouldn’t buy them. At this point I have enough to last a lifetime and beyond.

  2. Great post Ebony! I can’t believe you have so many books to devour. The idea of putting your money into a savings account is really smart because it gives you a chance to overspend and save. I was going to do preorders this year too but realized that I have many books at home to read that I need to get through this year. I am noticing that everyone is looking at their buying habits as of lately!

  3. Wow, 800 books!! So many to choose from! I love the idea of putting the book price into your savings, I may adopt that and just borrow those books from the library instead. Good luck with your yoga challenge!

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