First off, I want to wish everybody who is reading this a happy new year and that hopefully things will be better for you and yours for the coming year. Of course nobody knows what the future holds, but I suppose one can hope that things will be better, if only slightly.
Onto my reading resolutions. I make both general and reading resolutions each year and hopefully try to hold true to it. And as usual, I fall short. But I hope with this entry I can get my reading goals accomplished as much as possible.
My first one is to read 50 books for the year. This has be a resolution that I have had for the past 4 years and have fallen short every year. I managed to read at least 38 books this year, which for me is actually quite a good number, considering I had times where I wasn’t reading much or didn’t read much at all or didn’t feel like reading.
Related to my first goal, my second goal this year to read 15,000 pages. I believe I got close one year, but this year I really want to see how close to that goal that I can get. It does seem daunting to read that amount, but I read once that if you average about 45 pages a day, you can easily do it.
Thirdly, I want to decrease my TBR pile this year. This seems to be a common goal for a lot of people, but I really want to get a number off the pile so I can enjoy the new selections that come along.
Fourthly, I want to read more of my own books rather than borrow more from the library. This may not happen, but I certainly want to make sure that it does. I also want to decrease the amount of books that I do purchase and only purchase books that I really want to own and to also to make sure that I support my local library system, other than through my late fees.
The sixth book resolution that I have for the coming year is to finish challenges that I have signed up for, including the read-a-longs that I am currently involved with.
Next, I would like to read through the Bible this year. This is something that I have been wanting to do for years and for some reason I either start too late or I just don’t do. While this could be more of a personal goal, it is also a reading goal and as a Christian, I feel it is important to read the Bible on an consistent basis.
Lastly, I just want to enjoy reading for the sake of reading. I often read a book because I feel the need to finish the book. And often I do enjoy the book, but often I get bogged down in the details of the book that I can’t just enjoy the book for what it is meant to be: entertainment.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year and I look forward to talking more about books and reading in the coming months.