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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday Discussion: Reading Resolutions 2012

Again the Monday Discussion is surfacing a day late. Such is life when major holidays fall on a Sunday; we all get Monday off.  So after a joyous 4 day New Year's weekend, life returns to normal.

Today's Monday Discussion is becoming an annual event.  I want to know what your reading related New Year's resolution are.  Come on, I know you made some resolutions.  For example, one of my non-reading related resolutions is to get my photos of the kids organized better.

On the reading front though, I know I have a lot to work on; and if I have a lot to work on, you must too.  Here are three of my reading resolutions for 2012:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
So what about you?  If you read this blog, you care enough about helping leisure readers that you should be seriously considering creating some reading resolutions of your own.

Now is your chance to proclaim your reading resolutions.

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Kimberly said...

I read for Collection Development and patrons, book groups and the Adult Reading Round Table genre study, and as 2011 escalated, I discovered that all my reading was "assigned." I resolve that in 2012 I will read at least one book (and possibly one that's a frivolous genre title and not the least bit socially redeeming)per month for the pure pleasure of reading it. No agenda. Nothing edifying. No requirement. Just for pleasure. (OK, maybe one every other month!)

CrystalV said...

I would like to take note of the authors I am reading. I often read a book without ever looking at the author. I would like to do this because it would really help me when I providing readers advisory for patrons or friends. It will be easier to remember an author’s name rather than a million titles!

John BPL RA said...

I'd like to read more of the authors I was supposed to read in college and high school but either skipped or read just for an exam and then forgot. There are still many works by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Hemingway and others I'd like to read. I think I would enjoy them more now than when I was in my teens and 20s.

Donna said...

I would like to read more contemporary literary fiction. Time to move beyond mysteries and classics.

Sarah Elsewhere said...

I'm hoping to get through at least a few of those books sitting neglected on my To Be Read shelf. I'm also going to try to listen to at least six audiobooks this year.

Anonymous said...

Mike BPL REF...

My reading resolution for 2012
would be to not become a lazy
reader.Only choosing subjects,
authors and genres I am used
to. I want to experiment with
more new authors and explore
subject matter I am not so
familiar with in both fiction
and non-fiction. Any time I
have expanded my reading
choices, I have expanded my
knowledge and understanding
and that is always beneficial.