Sunday, January 17, 2016

2015.... So that happened

Hello, blogosphere!

Wow, looking back on old posts, it's actually been over a year since my last post. And to be honest, for a while, I really didn't think I would get back into blogging. I'm in my third year of university, and in the past two years, I just wasn't able to find the time to read as much for pleasure as I used to. Between my coursework and extracurriculars, blogging took a backseat for a while, but it was always there in the back of my mind, keeping track of ideas for posts that I never had time to write.

Starting this year, I made a list of resolutions (bookishly-related, of course) to hopefully get me back into blogging. Not only do I miss the warm network of fellow book bloggers, I miss writing creatively. Along the way to getting an English major, I've started to feel like I'm only ever churning out critical responses and close-readings. In the span of this unfortunately long blogging slump, I've definitely had the luck of discovering some fantastic YA novels that I can't wait to finally write about.

In addition to just getting back into blogging, I've also discovered some new platforms I'd like to further explore. No worries, I fully intend on still posting here, it is my original brainchild after all. But if any of you are so inclined, feel free to follow me at my tumblr as well: Joy in Translation
I've found that the tumblr layout really works for me, especially when it comes to doing short photo posts or mini-updates. I'll be posting pretty much the same content (reviews, musings, etc.) on both blogs, but I may have a little extra stuff on my tumblr!

So, going into this new year, here are my 10 Resolutions: of 2016:

  1. Read 50 books this year (aka my Goodreads challenge)
  2. Start book blogging again! 2 reviews a month minimum 
  3. Finish a journal
  4. Make better grades
  5. Revive a piano piece that I can whip out at future dinner parties
  6. Stop being such a procrastinator 
  7. Document my life
  8. Work out regularly 
  9. Learn how to cook something fancy 
  10. Memorize a sonnet 
I'll be using my blogs as a way to keep track of these goals and, hopefully, in the time that I was away, I learned to be a better writer hehe.




  1. So glad to see this post, Joie- welcome back! :) And good luck with all of your goals for this year!

    1. Thank you, Lee! So glad to see your blog is still super active! Will definitely be catching up on your reviews ^__^

  2. Welcome back! I've always been a fan of your blog so I'm glad to see you've decided to read more this year. :) Good luck!

  3. Aww thanks Krystianna! Hehe I'm quite excited to get back into the swing of things :)


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