2015 Blogging Goals and Resolutions

2014 was a tough year to continue blogging especially after Typhoon Haiyan hit my city. It took a few months for the electricity to come back and so I didn't have access to the Internet. It was hard to actively update my blog that time. So I was gone for a few months. And when I was back, I didn't have the spirit to post.

It was a year of recovery for me and my fellow Taclobanons...

I had a hard time getting back into the blogging community. There were no bookstores left after the onslaught of the typhoon and that's when I thought about stopping. But then I remembered all those hours reading late at night just to make sure I have something to post; the feeling when you receive wonderful comments from other bloggers and book lovers; my new found friends in the blogosphere; getting ARCs that you've been dying to read from generous publishers and those moments when you read the books you're excited about- I remembered all those things that brought joy to my soul. And I cling to those moments. Thank you for those who didn't stop visiting this blog. YOU gave me a reason to continue.

Here I am wanting to start again. Wishing you guys the best of the best this 2015. Let this year be filled with great memories and awesome reads!

1.) Goodreads Reading Challenge:

I failed in reaching my reading challenge in Goodreads last year. I read 28 books! Only twenty-eight! It's such a disappointment. I want to make it up to my readers so for this year I aim to read 60-90 books. 

2.) Two-to-three-posts-a-week Policy

Again, last year wasn't my best blogging year. There came a time that I posted only 1 entry for the month. Sigh. Forgive me guys for being a negligent blogger.

3.) Read ARCs

Several ARCs are piled up in my bookshelf, waiting to be read. This year, I plan to read at least one ARC I got prior to 2015. 

4.) Comment more.

I enjoy reading other reviews and leaving a comment. I'll do this every week as long as I have a spare time.

5.) Tackle down series I started.

I happen to have started many series and trilogies but didn't bother reading the other books. But that's about to change. Hopefully, I can read them before the year ends. Here are the chosen series I'll be tackling down this year:

Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

 - I read Legend and loved it! I didn't have the time reading Prodigy and Champion. Since both of those books are already released, I'll be reading them soon.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
- I read Cinder and Scarlet. Both books are a fantastic retelling! Marissa Meyer is a genius incorporating those fairy tales in a series. I don't have a copy of Cress yet but planning to get one in a couple of months.

Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

- You might want to punch me in the face for not reading the Ignite Me sooner.

Reboot Duology by Amy Tintera
- I got an ARC of Rebel (Reboot #2) so I'll probably read this one first among the books above.

So far, those are the series/duology/ trilogy I plan to finish reading.

6.) Write reviews.

A few of the books I read in 2013 and 2014 didn't have a book review posted on my blog. I've been avoiding writing them, I don't know why. This year, I'll write them all up.

Here are the books I read that needs reviewing:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristin Day
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quartet #1) by Orson Scott Card
Dreamer, Wisher, Liar by Charise Mericle Harper
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

-I will request books only if I really am willing to read it and review it ASAP. That would be hard. Lol. But I'll accept it as a challenge.

-Procrastination and laziness is the root of my late book reviews and posts. I'll try to lessen it or eradicate it if possible. Haha.
-I'll try my very best to balance my blogging life and studies. I had a hard time doing it the past few years. Do you guys have any tips?

Again Happy New Year! What are your resolutions?

Sharmaine Omega


  1. I definitely know what you mean about balancing school and blogging/reading. What has worked for me is my phone's calendar. I write what I will do for the blog on the schedule and for school as well. If I'm not doing anything at college, I either do homework so I don't do it at home or if I have nothing to do, I blog or read.

    Hope this new year is good to you and nothing bad happens in your life. Good luck with school :)

  2. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry that you were so directly impacted by the horribly typhoon. I'm glad you're okay !! Reading ARCs is something I need to do too, they are piling up... :0 Oh I loved Prodigy and Cress, enjoy catching up on those series. I hate having a long queue of reviews to write, good luck with your goals. You can do it :D

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  3. Happy New Year! I hope that 2015 will be a good year. Enjoy reading and reviewing! I love reading your reviews. I also have the same dilemma but more on work vs blogging.


  4. Happy New Year! I'm glad that you decided to come back to blogging and you have many wonderful books to look forward to! Happy reading! :)