Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 Blogger New Years Challenge: Day 10

For those of you that don't know this amazing challenge that I participated in last year is hosted by the amazing and wonderfully talented Parajunkee.  I'm excited to participate again this year and honestly I hope it kicks this year off with some great blogging habits.  I really feel like I failed last year and had the biggest reading and blogging slump I've ever had.  So I'm hoping to change that this year. 
If you would like to participate, more information can be found here!  

Day 10 Topic: Changes You'll Be Doing in 2016

There are several changes I'll be making around here on the blog, one before participating in a few challenges. This past year, the only challenge I participated in was my normal Goodreads Challenge.  I found that not participating in the challenges, I tended to not read as much as previous years.  So this year I'll be participating in a few different challenges.  I'll still be shooting for my Goodreads Challenge. This year though I've set my book to read at 80 books.  I was going to go with 100, but I don't want to feel like I'm forcing myself to read either, so 80 should be a good fit.  

I'll also be participating in the 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge. For this challenge I've set my goal at 25 books.  I have plenty of Netgalley books to pick from.  The other challenge I'll be participating in is one that I've done before and it's the 2016 TBR Pile Challenge.  A lot of the books that I'm wanting to read for both of these challenges work for both.  Which of course is great! For the 2016 TBR Pile Challenge I'm shooting for 41 to 50 books.  

This year I want to bring a bit of my life into the blog as well, as you all know I'm not just a blogger.  I'm a mother, a literary agent, marketing executive and a few other things.  I'm also getting married this year and would love to share that with you all as well.  So much going on, 2016 is going to be one crazy busy year. 

GIVEAWAYS!! I want to bring a lot more of these to the blog, I've had some in the past, but I have tons of books for giveaways, but always forget to post them.  I'm hoping you all will be happy about this.  

The last idea I've had lately is bringing some of the other things I love in my life and bring it the Ali's Bookshelf.  One being cooking, I've been tinkering with this idea for little over a year, but cooking videos will be coming to the blog soon.  Cooking with Ali, will be a segment on the blog where I review a cook book and cook one of it's recipes.  I'm really excited about this and hope to have it going by May.  Keep your fingers crossed that I can learn how to use my new camera by then.   
Anyway, I'm planning a lot of new changes to the blog and I hope you all stick around to see them.  

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