What, you didn't think I would remember did you?
Here is the link to the Monday Discussion where I laid out my resolutions and many of you shared yours in the comments.
I will post each of my resolutions and let you know how I did. Text in red is copied from the original post.
1. I did not actually read a romance from cover to cover last year. I speed read a few, but actually read...no, that didn't happen. Even worse, the romances I speed read were by authors I already knew about. Shame on me. But in my defense, I was finishing a book for the first half of the year and then catching up on everything in my life for the second half. So in 2012, I resolve to read the works of at least 2 new (to me) romance authors AND review them here on RA for All. That should be interesting and entertaining.
2. I got very lazy about posting my reviews this year, and as a result, did not review every book I read and spent the entire month of December frantically trying to get the most important books written up. So in 2012, while I may not be able to review every book I read, I will be better about keeping up with the ones I am choosing to post about.
Okay, here I did not as good. I got very behind, but I am doing a better job catching up. Last year I spent the entire last week of the year writing reviews. This year, I resolved to catch up earlier and will be fine. In fact, I should be caught up before December even begins. So here I at least made improvement, but I wouldn't call it a resolution completely kept.
3. I will try to delve further into the backlist on a more regular basis this year. I had such a great experience finally getting to The Known World this year that it reminded me of all of the great books I have missed. I am going to resolve to seek out 4-6 titles from more than 5 years ago in 2012.Here I will also claim victory, although it is a sneaky one. Looking back I read 5 books that were from 5 years ago or later and am reading a 6th one now for book club (The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman). Here are the books with links to the reviews:
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Unless by Carol Shields
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- Crashing Through by Robert Kurson
Overall, I did okay; not great, but not terrible either. Now it is your turn. For today's Monday Discussion, reassess you reading resolutions made back in January and see how you did. And, if you find you did poorly, there are still 5 weeks to turn it around.
For past Monday Discussions, click here.