Any reading resolutions for the new year? Reading more? (Reading less?) Reading better books? Bigger books? More series? More relaxing books?
And hey, feel free to talk about any other resolutions you might have, too … or why you choose NOT to have any.
Even if New Year is a point in time as good as any to stop and both take stock and look forward, I usually try to avoid making New Year promises involving specific goals, as I find it depressing
when if I fail to keep them… So when if I make resolutions, they usually don’t involve specific dates or numbers – whether it’s about time, kilos or books!
In yesterday’s post (45 Books and A Centenarian on the Run) I did sum up some of my reading statistics from 2012. I do keep a list of the books that I read on my computer. Looking back at what I read in the last year helps to remind me what that year was like in other ways as well.
But I never set a goal how many books to read in the next year. I see no need to compete with myself, and I don’t think the quality of reading is necessarily best measured in the number of titles. I also don’t write down long-term To-Read-lists. With my physical books, I keep most of my bought-but-not-yet-read on a special shelf. On the Kindle (bought only three months ago) I have created a similar “digital shelf” for the books I’ve actually paid for. But I read library books or free e-books in between, if that’s what I’m in the mood for.
One standing resolution since many years is to keep on reading English classics… Hopefully the Kindle will make that easier to get on with in the coming year(s)!