Seasons Greetings and Reading Resolutions

I know I’m a little late for some of the holidays this month, but I hope all of my readers had a wonderful holiday season!  It doesn’t feel like winter in my part of the world so it really didn’t FEEL like the holidays compared to past years.  On another note – look at this cute book tree that I found on Pinterest!

Did you get any good gifts?  Any good gifts involving BOOKS?  I know quite a few people who were gifted Kindle Fires.  I’m really curious about them but it doesn’t seem to make sense for me to get a tablet like that since I already have a smartphone, Kindle 2, and a laptop.  But they look pretty awesome!  I’ve noticed that the traffic here has been pretty steady over the past few days – I guess a lot of people are searching for new books to download to their e-readers and tablets!

One of my Twitter friends is a librarian, avid reader, and blogger and gave me an idea.  She had set a goal of 45 books to read in 2011.  And she hit the goal with a few weeks left in December!  Holy cow!  When I heard that, I thought I’d check Goodreads to see how many books I’ve read this year because I knew it had to be a lot.  I was slightly disappointed to see that it was only 26, but then I realized that 1) that’s a whole lot more than most normal people read per year (or per five years!  Or ten!), and 2) I was planning a wedding for the first half of the year and was too busy doing DIY stuff to read in my spare time.  So I GUESS I can be okay with 26.  But I bet I could get more than that next year.  35 maybe?  I also have to keep in mind that I have to pay for most of these books so I can’t go too crazy.  Although I still have a ton of books on my Kindle that I haven’t read yet for numerous reasons, so at least I have a stock to go to if I’m short on cash.

What’s your reading resolution for 2012?  Finish a series?  Read a classic that you’ve had your eye on for awhile?  Beat me in the number of books you read?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the blog love! Personally, I’m trying to get a few non-fiction titles lined up for the new year. It’s been awhile since I read anything non-fiction and I would love to start off the year learning something new…but in a creative way.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t read much non-fiction either but it would be nice to change things up a bit! Let me know if you come across anything good.

  • http://twitter.com/yinzrreadin Laurie Koozer

    I love the book tree! And a reading resolution? I definitely need to set one, as much as I like to read I don’t find nearly the time to do as much of it as I would like to do so I’m definitely going to work on it. Maybe we can all push ourselves with some friendly competition? Not sure what that would be exactly, but an idea perhaps, peer pressure always help with the goal setting…

  • Anonymous

    I saw that Goodreads has a reading challenge – I just put my goal of 35 into that tracker. Maybe we can make a group of local readers or something on there to keep track and encourage each other?

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Jaci has read 1 book toward her goal of 35 books.
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