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1. Read 53 books.
I read this many books in 2012, and 46 of them were in the first six months. Now that I'm more accustomed to my consultant lifestyle—which caused my much slower reading pace in the second half of the year—I surely hope I can at least match that number again!
2. Participate in The Book Chat more often!
Not only is this one of my favorite link-ups, but Jessica is one of my absolute favorite bloggers, and I would love to participate in The Book Chat more regularly in 2013. Ideally, I would love to participate every single week, but I'll aim for at least two per month to be more realistic.
3. Identify a specific topic for my novel.
One of my "unofficial" resolutions for 2012 was to finish writing a novel, and that definitely didn't happen. Although all the novels I've started writing in the past have been young adult novels, I would love to write a historical fiction novel one day. This year, I want to at least figure out what time period and historical characters I want to write about, then hopefully the rest will come sooner rather than later.
4. Read for at least 30 minutes each day.
My reading really took a nose dive after I started traveling for Alpha Delta Pi in July, and I would love to get back in the habit of reading every single day, like I did in Santa Fe. Additionally, if I commit to reading at least 30 minutes every day, I have a feeling I'll get hooked in the story and end up reading for longer than half an hour more often than not.
What are your reading goals for this year?