Tag Archives: Goals

A 2019 Reading Challenge

Another year has come and (almost) gone, and in about two hours we’ll be celebrating the arrival of 2019. Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s Eve or not, the time for goals and resolutions is upon us.

Weekend Update: Murakami, Polar Bears, and Poirot

One of my goals for 2018 is to stick to a more regular posting schedule here on Book Fifty, and I’ve decided that means two posts each week. I’ve been posting general reading tips on Mondays and book reviews on Thursdays, if you haven’t noticed that pattern yet! But tonight I have a sort of […]

Back to Basics: Making Time

I almost don’t need to ask this question, because I probably know the answer, but here it goes. Are you busy? Do you have about a million tasks, objectives, and action items standing between you and the goals you want to accomplish in 2018? Me too! So I thought to start off the year I’d […]

2018 Reading Challenge

Happy Wednesday! The 2018 Reading Challenge is here, and I’m so excited to share it with you! Last year’s challenge was a lot of fun, and I grew as a reader by following the 50-book checklist I made and shared with y’all. I’ve also heard from friends and family that the lists were a great […]

2017 Reading Challenge 

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Why? Well–they never seem to stick. I even went so far as to look up the definition of a “resolution” to see why I have such a problem with them. According to the dictionary, a resolution is “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” […]

The Summer Slump

I’ve always relied on summer break to get a lot of my 50 books read–with no classes to take or teach, I should be able to knock out a majority of the total and be stress-free when December rolls around. Right? Well, it’s not always that simple. Confession time: Every summer that I’ve kept track […]

Monday Musings

Spending my Monday sharing a few of my current favorites with you–from Tolstoy to Hogwarts and everything in between!

A Center of Quiet 

It’s always exciting to see what the first book of the new year will be, and in 2016 my first book was A Center of Quiet by David Runcorn.

My 2016 Reading Goals

Today is the last day of 2015, and lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t really like to call them “resolutions” because I haven’t had much success keeping those in the past. I have learned, however, that I am very goal-oriented; having both short-term and long-term goals […]

Top Five Books of 2015

I’ve never been able to pick a favorite book–there are too many great stories to play favorites like that! It is possible to pick a favorite book of the year, though. I’m almost done with my fifty books for the year, so I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my top five […]