Sunday, 1 February 2015
2015 READING PLANS
I missed a few targets last year in my reading, failing to complete most of the challenges I set myself.
On the basis of that my reading goals this year will be somewhat less ambitious. I have given myself this year and next year to complete my sidebar challenges, my main goal again will be to get to 120 books read.
Match my wife's reading...... I lost track of what she read in 2014 though I have a fair idea, I want to read her 2015 books as soon as possible after she has completed them, so I don't fall any further behind....plus nibble away at the ones she has gotten to that I haven't.
Play catch-up on certain authors whose progress I had stayed on top of matching them book for book before falling behind. I won't erode totally the sidebar list but it would be good to chisel it down.
Maybe also read some short series, find a few authors that I have 2 or 3 or 4 books from and plough though them start to finish.
Perhaps read some African, Asian and Scandinavian authors this year.
Read and get rid of more books from the library than actually come into it. I'm aiming for 10 months in the year where more books go out of the library than come in. If I can read 120 books this year, I would like no more than 50 coming in the replace - a net reduction of 70 in total. I've got to start somewhere.
50 books in still seems a high figure, but as I had a voucher for Christmas and did some early 2015 purchasing with it, I've already had 20 plus come on board......(what the hell is wrong with me?)
Discipline, self-control and willpower and a steely determination will be required..........ha ha apart from a total lack of those particular attributes, I should be fine.
On the library front, I'm hoping to get more organised and will continue to catalogue the tubs, which will take the rest of the year at least,
I'll report back in 2016!