Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer (Mostly Bookish) Goals

Is it finally summer? The answer is YES! I actually wrote this post a few days ago, but as of today (the first) I'm done with school until September! And, besides (hopefully *fingers crossed*) getting a job, I have a pretty much free summer.  And a free summer equals a summer full of reading.  I thought I'd talk about what some of my reading goals for this summer are.  And, for those curious, I included some of my other personal goals.

The Book Related Goals
- Finish writing my current WIP, dubbed, at the moment, "The Queen's Ransom"
- Reread the Harry Potter series because, can you believe it, I haven't reread these books in years!
- Read the Poison Study series; I've been saving this one for this summer and already have all the published books on my kindle waiting for an epic marathon
- Read The Chronicles of Narnia; I've never read these, either, but I feel like it's time; a friend of mine recommended that I listen to the audiobooks, so that might be the way I go
- Buy a Camera; this may not seem book related, but I actually want one so that I can take some really nice pictures for Instagram and the blog (and maybe Youtube videos someday...?)
- Focus more on Instagram; this goes along with the previous goal; basically I just want to devote more time to what I put out on Instagram because these last few months I've been very poor on there
- More original content on Tumblr is pretty self-explanatory; if you have any ideas for what you might like to see on my Tumblr please let me know!
- Catch up on ARCS because I am so far behind and I feel awful about it

The Non-Book Related Goals
- Cut Hair is just a reminder that I need a haircut so that I can take a proper profile picture instead of my dog (LOL but he'll probably be in the picture, too)
- Get a job preferably at a book store
- Working Out is part of my plan to lose some weight and I also want to Eat Healthier because I feel sluggish all the time lately
- Learn a language and it will probably be either Russian or American Sign Language (for two very different reasons)
- Start going to Church again because I unfortunately fell away from the habit while at school and I really miss attending Mass
- Catch Up on TV because I haven't watched anything in ages!
- Locate a comic book store and frequent it; I have one at school that I adore, but I don't actually know where my local one at home is
- Go outside more even if it is just to read
- Keep in contact with all of my friends is one of the easier goals on this list, but sometimes I need to remind myself to do this
- Read more news in order to help myself be more knowledgeable about the world
- See family; by which I mean make it a priority to see extended family even if I'm not in the mood because they are important people
- RELAX it's summer; I need to remind myself of this


  1. Good luck on all of your goals, Sam! I'm hoping to read a lot of books, keep up with Instagram and my blog, and get a job so I can buy more books. :D

    1. Thank you! I hope you succeed with your goals as well!

  2. Nice! I need to finish all of the published books in the study series. I'm working my way through the Glass Series as it is so I can get to the Soulfinder Series (oh gosh why are there so many??).

    I'm taking a quick break from my WIP in June. I think I'll probably do Camp NaNo in July tho to try and finish up. My brain doesn't want to work right now haha.

    1. There are just a billion but I'm so ready to dive in!

      I've been considering Camp NaNo and if I really need to kick my butt I'll probably be doing that. I know exactly how your brain feels, because I have been such a sloth these last few days. Hopefully your brain and I both get back to work!

  3. A good set of goals - best of luck! Reading outside is great especially in the shade with a light breeze... If I have free time in the summer, I like going on bike rides or walks - with an audiobook so I can get my reading in. :)

    1. That's my favorite sort of place to read during the summer! I just wish I had more trees at home and that bugs weren't a problem. Maybe I can convince my parents to get a hammock... I will definitely have to listen to audiobooks while riding because that's a perfect idea! I seem to always forget audiobooks are an option, even though I have several.

  4. Those are some good goals to set! I also haven't read the Harry Potter series in years. I keep wanting to but there are so many books coming out! Working in a book store is the dream, I hope you find one!

    1. I'm hoping to finish rereading them before the new one comes out at the end of July. My fingers are crossed that I'll get a job at the bookstore, but as long as I get a job I think I'll be happy. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Good luck on achieving your goals! You have some really great goals there, and I admit, I'm curious what your WIP is about! Right now I have a summer job that's taking up a high percentage of my time, so I don't think I'll complete any of my goals, but I wish you luck! :)

    1. Thank you! My WIP is an original fairy tale meets pokemon sort of thing (which sounds rather strange when I explain it, LOL). Hopefully you accomplish some of your goals, even if you're working! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend :)


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