P.J. Hoover is challenging herself to read 50 books this year. I'm joining in on that challenge. I used to read a lot more than that, but now I write, I play video games, I'm a mom... Can't expect me to keep up with the reading I did in my school years. But 50 books is about one a week. That sounds very doable. My to-read pile already has ten books in it. And that's just those in this room, not ones on my to-borrow or to-buy lists. I've signed up for goodreads, where I can keep track of the books I read. I've even created a bookshelf for 50 books in 2009 so I can keep track, and anyone can follow along.
Also on the books topic, I've semi-updated my profile on LibraryThing. Someday I can update it fully with my entire library. Once we get a house and unpack all the books. In the meantime, I shall try and remember to update it as I get new ones.
So, keeping with the 50 theme, average of one a week, with leeway. Doesn't sound too bad. I doubt I'll actually meet all of these, but shooting for the stars, right? To do in 2009:
- 50 books read
- 50 poems written
- 50 poems submitted
- 50 chapters written (for TC or MiB)
The poems submitted equals individual poems (times sent, not necessarily 50 different ones, though I certainly have enough I could), not batches. I did 48 this year. 50 should be easy.
Do you have any new goals or resolutions for the new year?