2016 #BookishResolutions PROGRESS REPORT ~ August

Posted August 31, 2016 by Michelle in Bookish Resolutions / 5 Comments

Bookish Resolution Challengereport2015 Bookish Resolutions Progress Report lets you check in every month to tell us know how you are doing with your Bookish Resolutions and keeps you moving closer to your goal. We look forward to cheering you on to success!

So how is it going?

Um..it’s ok…I think this year I went super overboard on the resolutions and also lost track of a few of them. I have some plans for next years challenge that might help keep us all on track.

My Progress Report:

  • Read 10 Books I already own prior to 2016
    • Jan – 0
    • Feb – 3
    • Mar – 4
    • April – 7
    • May – 9
    • June – 12
    • July –  14
    • August – 15
  • Read 20 Physical Books from my shelf
    • Jan – 0
    • Feb – 2
    • Mar – 2
    • April – 6
    • May6
    • June – 10
    • July – 10
    • August – 15
  • Read 3 next book in a series that I started prior to 2016

    • Jan – None Yet
    • Feb – 1
    • Mar – still on 1
    • April – just 1
    • May – 1
    • June –  4 (I think I messed up above but I am at 4 not changing this goal since I am doing good with it.)
    • July – 4
    • August – 4
  • Read 10 Netgalley and/or Edelweiss books I already have prior to 2016

    • Jan – 1
    • Feb- 3
    • Mar – 3
    • April – 4
    • May – 5
    • June – 7
    • July – 8
    • August – 9
  • Get/Keep My Netgalley to 80% 

    • Jan – 67%
    • Feb –  69%
    • Mar – 69%
    • April – 74%
    • May – 76%
    • June – 80% (now lets see if I can keep it at 80%)
    • July – 81% (ahhhhhhhhh!!!!)
    • August – 82% OMG!!! ~ I have 6 books left!

Blog Goals

  • Update Challenge Page once a month
    • Jan – I have a plug in and I am keeping up
    • Feb – Plug in is keeping this is order but I need to update with a few more challenges
    • Mar – I am doing very good with the plug-in and adding the books to the correct spots
    • April – The plug in is really helping so I am keeping up pretty good
    • May – Looking good on this 🙂
    • June – I am not doing good with this since I didn’t update it and now have a few challenges to add, I didn’t realized I didn’t update last month and posted May (above) as looking good! I AM A LIAR!!! 😉
    • July – I totally forgot about this, I will attempt to do it this month.
    • August – I officially call this a total fail and need to rethink my challenge posts next year
  • Keep Book Spreadsheet updated
    • Jan – Not yet
    • Feb – Ok I figure out what I really want to do and this could take all year.
    • Mar – This has been started and I found a new way to set it up, super excited.
    • April –  This will be a summer project for me but I am glad I started it.
    • May – I am starting this next month but I have it all set up and ready to go.
    • June – I plan to create pages and have it made into a book so I can start this, spreadsheet just wasn’t working for me, I like to write things down more than type them out.
    • July – The book is done (see above) I started filling it in.
    • August – Still filling it in 🙂
  • Visit 5 Blogs a week (this does not include the Sunday Post)
    • Jan – Still working on this but I did visit a few
    • Feb – I am a shitty friend
    • Mar – I have been visiting just not as much I would like.
    • April –  Not doing it as often as I would like but I am working on it.
    • May – Sucking as a friends but I should be able to visit once school is out
    • June – Visited a few but still sucking
    • July – I just suck as a human
    • August – once school starts I will be back in business

Personal Goals

  • Crochet ~ I already know how, I just SUCK. So I would like to do it more to get better.
    • Finish 2 Crochet Blankets (one easy, one hard)
      • Jan – Haven’t started this yet but plan to next month
      • Feb – Still working on this, just can’t seem to find the time. It really sucks
      • Mar – Just can’t seem to find the time to do this.
      • April – Nope nothing
      • May – Still a big old NOPE
      • June – I might have made progress, I bought yarn to try to make flowers to make into a blanket.
      • July – It’s to hot to make a blanket, I think I will wait until fall
      • August – Not happening until the fall
  • Do one crafty project with the kids each month. I will also be able to show off each craft we make, this will include a ceramics place I have been dying to take them too.
    • Jan – Crazy month will be working on project with the kids next month.
    • Feb – Kids have been drawing a lot but I still want to see about doing actual projects.
    • Mar –  Just haven’t had a chance to get to the store to buy supplies, might be doing it this month since summer is coming and they will need activities to do to keep them busy.
    • April – Kids just aren’t really that interested. My daughter is by maybe when school is out this will be easier to do.
    • May – School is almost done so I am hoping we can get creative this summer.
    • June – My daughter has been making a bunch of stuff for her toys, I still want to do stuff with them and now that school is done, I should have time when we are home on the weekends and not at the shore.
    • July – This should be my daughters goal because she is a crafty one.
    • August – My daughter is making things like crazy…I officially give this resolution over to her 🙂

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5 responses to “2016 #BookishResolutions PROGRESS REPORT ~ August

  1. Lol I just love reading all your monthly comments! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels like they’re sucking big time. Though you’re doing way better than me! Here’s how bad I’m sucking… I can’t remember if I signed up for your challenge. I’m thinking I probably did, but if so, I clearly have no idea what my goals were. Lol! Good luck this month.

  2. LOL Is it awful if I say I’m glad to see you think you went overboard on resolutions since they all made me feel like an underachiever?!? 😉 And I have much, much less I was trying to accomplish this year and I’m still failing, so there you go! 😛 I think you’re still doing pretty great, Michelle. But I’m also very interested to see what you have in mind for next year’s challenge.