Usually I am not a "New Years Resolution" type of person! I started thinking this week, though, that maybe I should make one! Not one that I won't follow through with, not one that will make me cringe when I think of it, but something that I could be excited about.
So that's how I came up with this resolution - I want to read 10 books a month for a whole year! Now, I know that may sound challenging to some, and maybe not such a big deal to others. I figure I need to make it challenging to add some excitement, but not make it TOO hard that I wont do it! Now, I can read books fast. You can ask any of my family or friends, I have read whole books (big ones!!!) in under a day sometimes. But, I am also probably starting a new job this month, have a husband, an 11 year old, a cat and a house to look after, so finding time may be tricky some weeks. So 10 books a month it is. 120 books this year. I could be a dork but that excites me a lot! There are SO many books out there...
Which brings me to the next reason for this resolution - that there are so many books in the world and I really want to branch out and read all sorts of them! I have become very limited in my reading material - my most favorite books are Harry Potter, Twilight and Pride and Prejudice. I re-read HP and Twilight every year, maybe even twice a year! I need to branch out! I am interested in so many different types of books too, I want to read biographies and mysteries and personal accounts of historic events and cooking books and huge old Russian novels so so so much more - there are SO many choices!! I cant limit myself, even though my favorites are wonderful, I cant call myself an avid reader and not have read classics that I am ashamed to say I've avoided;)
The reason why I am starting this blog is to talk about these books!! I am not going to write long boring reviews, but I want to be able to share my literary journey here - books I like, books I have a hard time getting through, and just being able to talk about the books as I read them.
I don't have my 10 books lined up for January yet. I am finishing (SURPRISE) HP and the Deathly Hallows today, I chose to re-read that one because of the movie being out and its the one that I haven't read as much (maybe 4 times, all the others I've read at least 7+ times!! See what I mean.....I need variety!) So maybe tomorrow or Monday I am going to the library and picking out the January 10! I'll post my choices here! Hopefully I can get feedback and book ideas from others too - I love reading books that others love!
So here we go!!! 10 books a month for a year. 120 books. Will it be hard? Will it be too easy? My husband here is telling me..."um, you know that's a new book every 3 days?!?" So it'll probably be a challenge! Here's to 120 books in 2011! Happy New Year!