2021 Mid-year Resolutions’ Evaluation

Can you believe that we are almost mid-way through the year? Time seems to be flying by. At the beginning of the year, I set myself some goals / resolutions regarding my reading and the content that I create for the blog. Am I bound to fulfil them? I think that I’ve been making good progress in order to be successful at the end of the year, at least concerning the majority of the resolutions.

In 2021, I set the goal of reading at least 25 books. This is a lower number than in previous years, because I’m planning to read a couple of huge books (longer than 800 pages). I’ve read twelve books so far and am mid-way through another one! Goodreads tells me that I’m one book ahead of schedule, so achieving this goal seems more than plausible. Of the massive books that I was hoping to read this year, I’ve already DNFed two of them for different reasons and at different points. I gave up on War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy after reading just a couple of chapters, while I read almost half of The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber before abandoning it.

Other of my resolutions for this year is to read at least eight books by Lusophone authors. I’ve read four so far, which means that I still have plenty of time to achieve my goal. I just may not read precisely the ones that I was thinking about when I wrote the post on my resolutions some months ago.

Regarding the content I write for the blog, my goal for 2021 is to publish at least six posts every month. I’ve been sticking to the plan so far, having published eight posts in January and six every month from February to May. June hasn’t come to an end yet and I’ve already published five posts, counting with this one.

The next resolution has always been dependent on the evolution of the pandemic and, although the situation in Portugal is nowhere near as dire as it was at the beginning of the year, the number of cases is rising again. As I don’t want to travel on crowded public transport just yet, I still haven’t visited nor written about any special bookish places. I plan to do so after I finally get the two doses of the vaccine, probably in August!

My last goal was to start sharing a link to an old blog post on Twitter every Sunday from February onwards. Despite having missed a couple of Sundays, I have been doing it most weekends.

Have you any resolutions for 2021? Have you been fulfilling them? Tell me in the comments!


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