I don’t think anyone can deny that this has been a hell of a year. The world seems to be holding its collective breath to see what next year will bring. Hopefully something a little better.
But in the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to have a few resolutions for next year (other than just trying to maintain our mental and physical health). Below is the Kali Krew’s resolutions for 2021 both for our bookish ways and for the site itself.
“I’d like to find my reading mojo again after 2020 dingo’d it.”
“To learn to enjoy running it again instead of just looking at it as a colossal energy suck and parasite on my mental health.”
“I plan to read more and just get more interested in general about movies, books, and games. I’ve had a lack of concentration that I don’t want to carry with me into the new year.”
“I plan to be more proactive about some of the ideas that I have for the site and expanding it. I also want to put more time and thought into my Focus on the Frightful posts. I always try to do them well but compared to earlier ones I feel that some of this year’s has been lacking.”
“I need to stop buying new books until I make a sizeable dent in my TBR pile.
“I’d also like to focus more on reading for pleasure.”
“I want to get Crime Fiction up and running solidly and I would also like to recruit another member for the UK Team.”
“I’d like to explore fantasy more in the new year. It’s a genre I used to love when I was younger but I got away from it because it was feeling a bit repetitive since in my mind (at the time) fantasy = epic fantasy only. I know now that there are tons of subgenres and different niches within the genre, and I’d love to read more in those areas.”
“I’m aiming to read 20 books (maybe 21 for 2021) recommended to me by various people, to get me reading outside my comfort zone. I’d also like to focus mainly on books I already own but we’ll see how that goes.”
“My goal is for 75% of my reading to be works by women and marginalized authors.”
“I have a similar one to Olly. I bought a tooooon of books last year and the unread ones now have their own shelf. I want to read a good number of them before getting more.”
“I also want to read the Rewind or Die series, which flies in the face of my previous resolution.”
“This might sound like a joke but it isn’t. I want to read more physical books. I primarily do audio with kindle e-books being a distant second. Audio will always be my primary because I can listen while at work. But I need to up my physical game.”
“Read more non-fiction, particularly in math and science.”
“Build up some momentum and energy around the Hugo My Way series.”
Check out Bill’s review of The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell
We’re not going to lie and say this year has been easy on any of us but we look forward to another great year with our readers and are excited about some upcoming projects! We hope you’ll join us!
Leave your 2021 resolutions down below and let’s talk!
GracieKat was the first co-host of Sci-Fi & Scary, Lilyn’s partner-in-crime, and sub-head of the Kali Krew. She reviews horror books, movies, and games for the site. She also does a weekly Focus on the Frightful feature, and is the site list-maker. She is also in control of the Sci-Fi & Scary podcast which will relaunch soon.