Here it is, my first Top Ten Tuesday of the year, and it’s being posted on Wednesday. Par for the course it seems. If I said I was already looking forward to February would that be a clue?
Not that my reading is suffering. I’ve just completed my third book and it’s only two weeks into the year. Once of these months however, my personal and reading life will be equally fulfilling and, well, then I’d be in a heavy state of confusion because that never seems to happen and I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.
But I digress.
This week over at the Broke and the Bookish, they’re asking for our Top Ten Reading Goals for 2013.
This one is right up my alley because I always have goals for the year and list them on the sidebar of my blog. I use a nifty little plugin called ProgPress. Some of them are related to challenges I’ve signed up for, others are personal goals. So far I’ve haven’t met all of them, but I’m usually pleased at the end of the year for the amount I have accomplished – especially the personal ones.
Here are mine. Please leave a comment and a link if you’d like to share yours.
- Read 4 books that are generally mistaken for doorstops.
- Read 10 books that can be used as bookmarks for those doorstops.
- Read 5 non-fiction books just to remind me that before there was reality TV, there was reality fiction. Reality fiction you say? Thanks to James Frey and Greg Mortensen, it’s not as oxymoronic as it sounds.
- Read at least 24 library books.
- Make sure at least 10 books I read are for no other reason that I felt like reading them at the time. Everyone should read something on a whim. It’s the literary version of stopping to smell the roses.
- Read 65 books (or more).
- Read 24 books that were on my shelf as of December 31, 2012 – preferably older.
- Read enough books to make a dent in the Fill-In-The-Gaps challenge.
- Post more reviews this year than last year.
- Never let any of the above become more important than reading for the sake of reading. Goals are motivators not dictators.