Out with the OLD, In with the NEW!!

January 1, 2021 Misc. 5

I don’t have a whole lot of goals but I thought I would make a little goal post about some things I am hoping to do in 2021!

The Old (2020)

Enough said right there…lol. 2020 was different and I think I let myself get lazy because I read way more than my goodreads reflex. I didn’t even review all the books I read on my blog, I just kind of let things go and there was really no reason for it.

The New (2021)

1. I am going to try and not be lazy with my reviewing! I am also going to try a different reviewing style out called CAWPILE which was created by G at Book Roast (booktuber), she made a spreadsheet and I know a couple of booktubers that I follow who use it and I have always been intrigued by it. Link to spreadsheet https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17de8VvFZvesqHCjDg1kgQzynQwXIr5IX

  • C – Characters
  • A – Atmosphere
  • W – Writing Style
  • P – Plot
  • I – Intrigue
  • L – Logic
  • E – Entertainment

What I will do is give them a rating from 1-10 and the spreadsheet will let me know if it is a 1,2,3,4 or 5 star read. 🙂 I have the hardest time trying to decide when I like something or even don’t really like it what star rating I should give it. So I am curious to see how this goes!

2. I want to try and catch up on some of my series (mostly cozy mysteries that have gotten out of control).

  1. Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates – to catch up on it I need to read Read and Buried, A Death Long Overdue and Deadly Ever After.
  2. Merry Muffin series by Victoria Hamilton – need to read Muffin to Fear and Muffin but Trouble.
  3. Blue Ridge Library series by Victoria Gilbert – Shelved Under Murder, Past Due For Murder, Bound for Murder and A Deadly Edition.
  4. Witch City series by Carol J. Perry – It Takes a Coven, Bells, Spells and Murder, Final Exam, Late Checkout and Murder, Take Two.
  5. Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong – A Dark Absolute, This Fallen Prey, Watcher in the Woods, Alone in the Wild (if it comes to hoopla) and the newest one that comes out in 2021 is a maybe…lol. It’s called A Stranger in Town.

That is just a few I can think of that I really want to finish but there are so many more!

3. I would like to read a few classics! Not just my murder mystery classics like Agatha Christie but classics in general.

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (That might be read over several months!)
  3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

For starters and if I grab more that is great!

4. Read from my bookshelves!!! I have so many books I haven’t read that have been on my shelves for years and I really need to either read them or get rid of them! I am almost tempted to start at one end of the bookshelf and just read through them till I hit the other end…it’s a long bookshelf…lol.(I have one bookcase that is as long as my wall)

So this is just some of the things I want to try and do in 2021. Does anyone else try and make goals? I mean I am not going to be devastated if I don’t accomplish them but I really want to try!

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5 Responses to “Out with the OLD, In with the NEW!!”

  1. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

    I need to make a few goals too, lol. I just haven’t thought much about them. But I’m curious about this CAWPILE rating system. Is there a link to a spreadsheet or something that you can share? Hope 2021 is good to you, Stormi!

  2. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    These are great goals! I decided to go easy on myself this year with goals. I do tend to get lazy with review writing but I do get them written in the end so I am not going to stress over it too much. I do want to find the time to read some of my own books.

  3. Katherine

    We have similar goals this year! I’m really hoping to finish up or catch up some of my favorite series and I want to read more of the books that are already on my shelves. The Secret Garden was one of my favorites as a kid but it’s been awhile since I read it. Happy New Year!

  4. Berls

    I get behind on Cozies too – they seem to grow much faster than I can keep up! I’m seriously curious about this review system now. I’m going to check out that spreadsheet. On one hand, I wonder if it’s too complicated to keep up with. On the other, would it help me be more reflective and write the reviews? hmmm.

    Good luck with your 2021 goals!

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