Bye bye 2016 & 2017 Resolutions Tag


Hey guys! Last year I did the 2016 Resolutions Book Tag, and I thought that it would be cool to actually check how that went, and write something up for the upcoming year of 2017…

“4 topics only. Not a fan of multiple questions, sorry! No rules. Give whatever. No right or wrong. You’re your own boss!”


Bookish Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Request less books from Netgalley. I’ve been overdoing it for a couple of months now, and it has to stop, or at least slow down, because my To Read for Review pile is ginormous. – I sort of failed at this for most of the year… I requested a LOT of books from Netgalley, but I did reach 80%, so I’m considering it a win!

2. Read more books from my shelf. I won’t impose myself a book-buying ban or anything of the sorts, but I do want to get through some books that I already own and that I didn’t get to this year. – Hmmm, I sort of did?! Maybe?! Maybe not as much as I should have…

3. Buy a second bookshelf and put away all my books. The trouble with living in 2 houses is that I have books everywhere, and each time I come home from Barcelona, I don’t have the space to put away the books I brought with me. This will be better once I get my second shelf. – I did accomplish this!!

Book Blogging Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Keep posting at least 5 times a week, ideally every day. I like it! I like to have something to say every day, and if I keep reading at the pace of the last few months, this won’t be a problem. – I did post every single day, except for 3 days in August/September, because I was working during the day, and I was super tired. But I did post almost everyday and I most times, multiples times a day, so hurray!

2. Stop blog hopping while at work. This one is important. I need to stop with this bad habit. – Yeah, I did manage this, but I have to admit that my blog hopping habits are not good… I went a bit from 800 to 8, I need to blog hop more now…

3. Be more active in social media and make more blog friends 😀 ! – Maybe this was a fail?! I was a bit absent from the overall community this year…

4. Do some discussion posts. I only did one so far and I really liked it, and I want to keep doing them, maybe create a one a month kind of thing… I think that would work for me. – I did a few discussion posts this year, though not as consistently as I would have liked… still, I think I did good.

Career/ Academic Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Finish my PhD! I know this one is a big point, but it is the main goal for 2016! – Yeah… Still working on it. I will have to finish it until September of this year though.

2. Find a job. With or without finishing my PhD, I need to get a job or paid position soon, because my grant ended this month and now I’m officially unemployed and just a student again, and that sucks.– I did have 2 paid jobs this year, so yay?!

3. Do a short stay in another lab, mainly to learn a couple of techniques that are important for my future job in my area (whatever it turns out to be). – Damn, this one went wrong :(, I would still like to go though…

Personal Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Stop slacking on my Gym attendance…. seriously! – Cof cof… no…

2. Get out of my comfort zone (I’m stealing this one from Kat). – I think I did… a tiny bit…

3. Meet new people. I’m terrible at meeting new people, but I want to change my place of work, and it would be a good opportunity to be a little more sociable. – Again… smallish thing, but yeah, I’m counting this one as a YES.



In 2017 I will…

1. Read from my shelves. Again… I need to read the books I already own, so I vow to read from my physical and kindle library.

2. Read more fantasy. This year I mostly read New Adult, it allowed me to read a lot, and I loved it, but there are a lot of Fantasy books that I left behind this year and I want to get to them.

3. Respect my TBRs and reads my Netgalley books ON TIME! This one is pretty self explanatory, right?!

4. Read diversely. I actually think I already read pretty diversely, but I’ll try to do even better. With everything going around on the community now, I do think it’s important to pay attention.


In 2017 I will…

1. Be better at blog hopping. I need to get back on track and keep tabs on the community’s blogs.

2. Change my blog color scheme. Guys, I need a change, and I’m thinking it will happen soon. I love my mint/pink palette, but I want something more sober, you know? Mainly because I did change my reading habits in this past year, and I want my blog to reflect that.

3. Reach 2000 WordPress followers. I’m not that far, I’m past the number 1750, so let’s see how long it takes…


In 2017 I will…

1. Finish my PhD, obviously! As stated above, it really has to happen before September, otherwise I’ll have to change my plan of studies and I don’t want to do that.

2. Find a job… OMG, these are the same as last year, it’s like no time at all has gone by! For real now, I need a job now, before I finish my PhD, so I can actually finish it.

3. Apply for some career making jobs. I’m not talking just to make some money until I finish my degree… I mean post docs in my area, or maybe go on another direction entirely. I’ve been kind of toying with the idea of applying to work at the UN, maybe because the world has gone apeshit… idk…


In 2017 I will…

1. To not be sick! I’m sorry, this is kind of a joke, eheh. I’ve been sick since before Christmas, and I’ve been feeling terrible, so for the New Year I want to feel normal again, because this flu attacked my lungs and it has not been pretty.

2. Find some self control. This means I need to learn to calm myself, because I can’t go crazy each time Trump or some other asshole does something despicable, or someone says something like “he’s not entirely wrong”… yeah… let’s just say that last time someone told me this I almost took his head off…

3. Travel. This past year I didn’t travel for pleasure, and I missed it. I need to get on a plane and just go and enjoy, because traveling is my favorite thing and I need it to feel 100%.

This is it, I’m done with my resolutions! Now, what about you? What are your resolutions for the coming year?

✨✨✨ Happy New Year!!!! ✨✨✨

23 thoughts on “Bye bye 2016 & 2017 Resolutions Tag

  1. Keira says:

    Yay! I love reading these and I have been scouring my reader to find them. I’m slightly hypocritical, I suppose, as I haven’t gotten around to doing one myself yet either. Oops! These sound like some awesome goals and I hope you achieve them!

  2. Hannah Grace 2001 says:

    Happy New Year! Good luck in achieving your goals and I hope your blog continues to go from strength to strength. You are one of my favourite bloggers and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2017!

  3. Jess @ JBelkBooks says:

    Wow, you’ve achieved so much — congratulations!! Posting almost every day is definitely impressive, so great job!! I hope your 2017 is just (or even more) successful than this year; I know you can do it! Happy New Year! (:

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

  4. Kat Impossible says:

    Those are great resolutions! And I think you did well on the 2016-front in most parts 😀 I hope you’ll feel back to normal in no time and those 2000 followers sure must be just around the corner. Your blog’s been growing in super speed 😀

  5. Anna @MyBookishDream says:

    Happy New Year!! 😀 I don’t have that many resolutions, because I know I won’t stick to them. The only two are: 1. be a better me than I was last year, 2. find a part time job. That’s basically all I want from this year! XD

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