Not Another List of New Year’s Resolutions

A belated Happy New Year from me to you lovely Cactus readers!

A new year means a clean slate. Somehow the transition from one day to the other, from December to January, makes us feel like we can start over. With that often come resolutions, goals to fulfil. Everything we wanted to do last year but didn’t, we promise ourselves will happen this year. Some people write extensive lists on blogs; some just set them in private; some figure out one core word that they want 2016 to be the year of. I see these posts and all of those lovely resolutions, and I find them admirable, but I never feel the need to set any myself.

Not because I don’t think there is anything to improve in my life. There most definitely is, but I don’t like how yearly resolutions work. I don’t like the arbitrariness of coming up with goals in the middle of a holiday period that are so easily forgotten when real life kicks in. I don’t like having to make all resolutions at once – overwhelming much? There is much I’d like to accomplish this year, but writing it all down would make me apprehensive rather than it providing any motivation.

So I won’t. Instead, I will wish all of you a happy and healthy 2016. May all your dreams come true, whether you turned them into resolutions or not.

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Falling for Autumn Readathon: Goals

It’s readathon tiiiime! Hosted by Ner, Falling for Autumn is her first readathon. I’m also hosting a cool challenge for this readathon on the 24th, so make sure to come by next Wednesday. You can sign up over here.

There are also some official challenges for the readathon (which are optional and can be found in the sign up post). A few of them are too hard for me, but I will try these:

  • Read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold)
  • Read a book with a male protagonist
  • Read the first or last book in a series

I’ve browsed a bit, and found two books that together tick ALL of these challenges. Without further ado, here is my TBR for the readathon:

autumnfinishI have to admit that I’ve tried to read The Silkworm for another readathon before, but so far it hasn’t worked out yet. I do want to read this book pretty badly though, especially because I really enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling. Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft is the first volume in the Locke & Key graphic novel series, and it’s great so far. It’ll be a really quick read, which is perfect for a readathon.

Are you participating in Falling for Autumn? What are you reading next week?