The Broke and the Bookish gave just this topic for this week. Here's what I'm wanting to accomplish bookishly this year...
1. Read more books. - Simple, right? Considering the amount of books I read last year, it sure should be. I think there are monkeys that are more well-read than last-year-Megan. I'm not sure I'm still fit to even call myself a book blogger. But that's enough self-derision - I want to read more book (For fun, not to avoid public or self-shaming. Really)
2. Acquire fewer books. - Well, the paper kind at least. I just got my Kindle for Christmas, so I'll probably give myself a little "honeymoon" before I ban myself from cheap e-books. The point is, the house is on the verge of collapse, and it'll probably take me until my mid-70s to read all the books I have in the house right now. Even if I never acquire another one. Which is unlikely. Which brings us to...
3. Get rid of more books. - I hate to do it, but I probably need to do at least one more great bookshelf cull wherein I try to grasp the reality of the books I am likely to read at some point and the books that I'm probably not.
4. Embrace the DNF. - I think I did a much better job of this last year, which may be part of the reason why my reading totals are a pretty down. I put a little time into a bunch of books that I ultimately decided not to finish. Good for my groaning bookshelves, not so great for enjoying reading. Nonetheless, I need to continue to be (even more?) ruthless about not finishing books I'm not invested in.
5. Read more YA. - I really fell off the YA wagon last year for some reason, which is a serious shame considering how much I enjoy it, not to mention the pleasure of reading something that's good and reads fast. I've already loaded a bunch of juicy YA onto aforementioned Kindle in support of this resolution.
6. Read more books that I've had for a long time. - There are some books on my shelves that have easily been there for a decade. It's time I got around to some of those. I know there are some really good books there, but I'm always getting distracted by the shiny new things.
7. Review every book I read. - This is always an unspoken goal of mine that I never quite achieve. If not review every book I read, then at least casually comment (on blog) on every book I read. ;-)
8. Keep up with my reviews. - I'm a raging procrastinator. Always have been. It would be so nice to get to the end of the year next year and not be like 5-10 reviews behind.
9. Rein in the review copies. - I'm always biting off way more than I can chew when it comes to review copies (see "distracted by shiny new things") until I make myself miserable because reading's become work. I gotta "just say no" a lot more this year.
10. Read the whole Bible. - This is something I've meant to do for years. I know some parts of the Bible inside and out, but others I haven't even read once. I'd love to finally be able to read it through completely at least once. I'm told it only takes 3 or 4 chapters a day to do it. Should be manageable but I always seem to wander off around Leviticus. Maybe this year?
Do you have any "reading resolutions" this year?