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Before I do this, you should know that I’m opposed to setting goals for myself.
I never keep them.
1. Read 150 books.
This should be no problem for me.
I set this same goal for myself in 2012
and completed the year with 160.
However, I didn’t accurately count all of my books
so I feel like my number would’ve been a little higher.
(See, I don’t keep goals well.)
Perhaps I’ll be more accurate this year.
2. Get over my weird issue with reading
the final books in series.
It’s weird, I know. But it’s one of my quirks.
I can’t stand to put characters I love away.
I’ve been better about it in 2012 but
I want to get over it completely in 2013 and actually finish series.
3 & 4. Move on to the second books in the chunky series I love.
I love some first books so much that I don’t want to move forward
to the next books in the series.
I’m looking at you The Name of the Wind and Daughter of the Forest!
I really need to get moving on those series.
(And I don’t think I should allow myself to re-read those before I move on, either,
or I’d NEVER move on to the next books!)
5. Never, ever stop audiobooking.
In my house, in my car,
while I’m cooking or cleaning.
Most often, while I’m following along in print –
this gal is happiest when someone is reading a book to her –
and waaayyy most often it is a re-read.
Audible and Overdrive are my BFF’s.
6. Continue to
I was raised visiting my library
and I’m a card-holder in two different counties.
I will never stop using this precious resource,
even though I have books on my shelves that I haven’t read.
I AM NOT AT ALL BOTHERED BY THIS.
*As a taxpayer, it is my right and and privilege.*
Let’s keep libraries open, you guys.
USE THEM. Also, get your kids library cards.
(My kids got library cards for their birthdays.
We’re nerds like that)
You know, when the mood strikes me.
I have no problems buying books that I haven’t planned to read
right away. They’re there, waiting for me whenever I’m ready.
Let it be known, however, that I very rarely pay full price for books
because I VERY MUCH ENJOY used book shopping and finding
a new home for books that other people don’t want anymore.
I’ve found some that I LOVE at Goodwill and other used stores.
2013 is the year. I’m so excited.
I’ve heard great things about the Delirium books by Lauren Oliver.
I also have several series that I’m having a royal fit to start:
the Unearthly series, the Lumatere Chronicles, and about a bazillion others.
I like the fact that they’re finished and I can move at my own pace instead of
the brutal wait between installments.
Some of the best books I’ve ever read have been on recommendation by
trusted reading/blogger friends.
Listening to other people that know my reading habits tends to prove fruitful.
I plan on continuing that.
10. I am not concerned with lots of things. I want to stay that way.
I am not concerned with buying books on impulse, because I don’t do that.
I think hard about every book purchase before I make it. I DO buy books
that I don’t plan on reading for a long time, particularly if they’re on sale or used.
I don’t care about page counts.
I am not concerned this year with challenges.
(I signed up for two and am removing my names.)
I only want to read and re-read the books I want to read
and talk about them with other people as much as possible.
That is all.
BONUS. 11.Re-Read and Re-Read some more.
I simply cannot get enough of the books I love.
I want to read them a thousand times.
Maybe by print, but if the audio is good,
I want to hear someone else read them to me the next time.
What are your goals??
I feel like stating any goals
is my way of ensuring that I won’t keep them.
I hope this isn’t true!