As 2012 has come to a close, it’s exciting to look ahead to 2013 and think about what I want for myself and my blog in this new year. In terms of reading, I enjoyed 2012 very much (except for the fact that I didn’t have much time to read for the last half of the year). I read a lot of crime fiction and started to read more fantasy and science fiction. I took the pressure off myself to post a review daily (though I managed to keep up with it for much of the year) and as a result, found myself exploring more 500+ page books than ever before.
I’ve loved the freedom I enjoyed in my reading in 2012 — if it wasn’t working for me, I put it down. I want to continue that in 2013. Read what I feel like, when I feel like reading it. I want to be more consistent with my blogging. Once we put an offer on our house, it seems like any time I had for blogging and reading went out the window. Now that we’re pretty well settled, I’d love to turn the focus back on my blog. I will likely never return to my previous daily reviews, but I’d like to be posting something at least four times per week. I’d also love to do a blog redesign and switch from Blogger to self-hosted, but that’s not a priority in the next few months.
I’m also letting go of challenges this year. Of course, I’ll continue with perpetual challenges (Amy Einhorn and Reagan Arthur), and I’ll still host the South Asian Challenge (sign-up post to come, I promise). I’ll also still focus on South Asian literature. But I feel as though my reading tastes have become so eclectic that there’s no real reason to participate in challenges anymore; I read a wide variety of genres, set in many different places. Most likely, I’ll miss challenges in 2013 and come back to them in 2014, but I’d like to try a challenge-free year for now.
So there it is, my goals. What are yours for 2013?