Goals for 2011
January 5, 2011 § 8 Comments
When I was looking back at my reading during 2010 I had a bit of a shock. A new addiction to romance led to my reading a lot from the genre. Over half of the 150+ books I read during the year were romance. My non-fiction reading also took a hit during the year. In light of those observations and other thoughts that I’ve had I’m going to post some of my goals for reading during 2011.
I’ll be the first to admit that none of this is in cement. The rules are just like my rules for reading challenges… if I don’t accomplish the goal it is not the end of the world. I happen to be something of a moody reader and am liable to put down a book that I’m enjoying simply because I feel like reading something else. It’s a bad habit, but it is what it is.
1. Science fiction; for some time I’ve been thinking about my lack of science fiction knowledge, at least when it comes to the literary aspect. One of my goals is to start reading science fiction at least somewhat regularly to get a feel for the genre. I’ve actually joined a reading challenge for this one and I hope that by the end of the challenge I will have a better feel and understanding of the genre.
2. Romance; I’d still like to read romance novels, though I’d prefer that they don’t strangle all of my other reading this year. In addition, I’d like to try more of the different types of romance out there.
3. Non-fiction; I usually read quite a bit of non-fiction, especially books that have to do with my main research interests. However, as I mentioned above, this past year I only read a couple handfuls of non-fiction. That reading really took a hit what with all of the new reading I found. During 2011 I’d like to start reading non-fiction regularly again. I have a ton of memoirs, science, history, psychology, sociology, and true crime books that I would like to read.
4. Reviewing; what with starting the blog, and school, and work, and yada, yada, yada I didn’t get into a review writing shedule that I was content with. I also didn’t review a lot of the books I read before starting the blog. I would like to get in the habit of at least mentioning something about each book that I read during this year.
These are the main goals I’d like to keep in mind during the year. Hopefully putting them here on the blog will help me stay focused on them and I won’t get too moody with my reading. Time shall tell.
Have you any goals for 2011? I’d love to hear what you’re hoping to accomplish.