I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about goals for this year…personal, health, travel, and professional goals. I’m sad to say I haven’t made much progress on any of them! But I’ve been rejuvenated lately regarding some of those goals. (Thanks Kim…we’re making triathlon progress!)
I’ve begun following a lot of librarian/reader blogs because even though I spend my days working with books, I can’t seem to keep up with all the reading I need to do…for my own enjoyment OR my job! I found this post from Everyday Reading very inspiring and as a result I’ve decided to track the books I read this year.
I’d like to read 150 new books this year. Notice I said NEW…because if you read this blog you know I’m always rereading a book, so I won’t count those on this list, but I will keep track of the rereads as well, just for my own information. So again, my goal is to read 150 new books this year, which is an average of 12.5 books per month. OK, so that’s a complete misrepresentation of realistic statistics because I could read a picture book in 20 minutes and a chapter book could take me one to seven days depending on a number of mitigating factors…how long it is, the intended audience, how much time I have to devote to reading, etc. Do you see you unnamed federal education lawmakers, just how easy it is to misrepresent statistics?? Anyway my list will include picture books, children’s books, young adult books, books for adults and professional reads. I make no distinction between books.
I added a page at the top of the blog where you can track my reads for the year. If, if, if, I decide to review a book (something I don’t like to do. Remember…I talked about this already) I will add a link to my review.
In case you’re dying to know…I think my count for the year is 10…technically according to my unrealistic statistic, I’m already behing schedule!