Q: What New Year's blogging or writing resolution have you placed on yourself?
A: My resolution is not tied to the new year. This is something I resolved to do after my Marvelous Michigan Month in October. I want to read and review at least one book tied to Michigan each month. This helps me out with both of my jobs, and it also establishes something to make me stand out from other book review blogs. There are other librarian blogs, other blogs that focus on YA/children's books, other blogs that highlight Michigan books (but tend to be more about adult books). I'd like to be a bit more unique, while maintaining my diverse array of what I review.
Other things I would like to do this year? Well, it would be good to get back into the habit of writing the reviews in a more timely manner. I read Choke by Diana Lopez back in early December, and am still only partway through writing my review. Oops. It is tough to maintain a review schedule, since I'm working six days a week, with long commutes, and a tendency to be busy on my days off. I don't know how attainable this ideal is.
I would also like to have a giveaway after I hit 100 followers on Google Friends Connect. (I'm really close!) This would be much easier to do if IndieBound and its member bookstores still offered gift cards that could be used at any participating vendor. I will not support Amazon. What I may end up doing is making this really personal, and asking the winner for his or her nearest/preferred independent bookstore and placing a gift card order over the phone with that store. Still trying to figure out the logistics on that.