Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year 2011!
You know what that means... resolutions galore. In the interest of keeping the new year stress-free (an expression that's getting a lot of use around here lately), I have made only a few resolutions and set very modest goals.
1. Read the books I already own.
My shelves are full of so many wonderful books just waiting to be read, yet in 2010, only seven books came from my collection. To help with this resolution, I've signed up for C.B. James' TBR Dare. It concludes in April, but I'd love to last even longer.
2. Top priority goes to book club selections.
3. Keep commitments to a bare minimum.
No challenges, blog tours, or scheduled posting dates for now. I do enjoy read-alongs though, and plan to join in as time allows.
4. Remember that numbers don't matter.
Although I would love to read a book per week, that hasn't happened in several years. I love long books and will not shy away from them in 2011. One quarter of the books I read in 2010 were over 500 pages, and that may be even higher this year.
5. Get back into the short story habit.
Short Story Monday posts seem to have fallen by the wayside over the past six months. I love short stories and am not quite sure how this happened, but it's time to return to the routine.
6. Read more nonfiction.
I'd like to read one third nonfiction, but I've been stuck at 20 to 25 percent for the last few years.
I could easily add a few more, but six seems like a manageable number. Have you made reading resolutions for 2011?
Onward we go...