I hesitated very long at 2016 about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not really anti-resolutions but I’m rather tired of letting myself down even with reading. I did find one that looks absolutely do-able. So I copied the challenge and then promptly forgot about it. I found it again while looking through my files. There was less than a week left in January. Still do-able. Eureka. I’m going to give this a try. I’ve already read the January book and I will post a review of it tomorrow. And guess what? If I don’t make it through the year, I will forgive myself.
I did also say that I would read 50 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge.
My last post was a year ago and it was a happy post talking about my commitment to a 2015 Reading Challenge. There were 26 different things to read and many outside my normal reading pattern. I was also part of the Goodreads reading challenge where you state how many books you wish to read. I low-balled my number so I wouldn’t let myself down. Because
I really blew off the 2015 Reading Challenge I posted. Part way through the first few months of 2015, I decided that I wanted to stay within my reading comfort zone. I really did not want my reading material to be challenging. Reading is a comfort and a joy for me. Sometimes it’s an escape. For me, 2015 was not such a bad year but there were challenges, some of them extreme especially for the loved ones around me.
What I did do is blow through my Goodreads challenge and read 300% over my low-balled figure. I listen to audio books while I drive, while I do housework, while I quilt, and while I sit around and vegetate. I read the printed word, both ebooks and physical books, as well. I do believe that the audio books probably outnumbered the print books. Score for quantity and quality.
I have found a 2016 Reading Challenge I like. I may give it a try. It’s one book a month and I managed to squeak January in under the wire.