In 2012 I decided to read 100 books. This was a very hard thing to do and I didn’t realize what I got myself into. I felt like I was always trying to hurry through a book just so I could make my eight books a month so I’d stay on track. I wouldn’t watch really any of my shows because I felt like I always had to be reading. I would get upset when my hubby wanted to watch a show with me and all I wanted to do was read. Finally I had to have a talk with myself that if I didn’t make it to 100 the world wouldn’t end. After that pep talk I seemed to enjoy this challenge so much more. I still read all the time but when our shows were on I made sure I stopped reading to watch them. I ran into two books that took me 10 days to get through. One of which I didn’t finish and I’m so thankful Lisa told me to stop reading it so I could continue on. Two out of one hundred that made me want to spoon my eyes out, isn’t too bad!
Now for 2013 I’m going to try to read 100 books again. But this time I have a plan to make sure I get through it without any stress. I like that I’m in a reading challenge with other people. This helps as they are pretty much a support group for you. I also put my goal down on Goodreads and that helps track where I should be. When it tells you that you are behind in your reading it snaps you back into reading shape! I just need to remember to be having fun and enjoying this with my friends. If I don’t make it to 100 again this year that’s okay because I made it last year and I can say, “I read 100 books in a year time.”
Do you have a reading goal for this year? If so what is it?