Sunday, January 2, 2011

Reading Goals and Personal Fulfilment

First, I start with wishing Happy New Year to all of you. Hope you have great READING YEAR ahead. I know that is very important for book bloggers!

I had read 154 books in 2009. And I could only make it upto 95 in 2010. Not bad despite that LONG reading slump. I did not really do any challenges although I joined a few. For 2011, I don't have definite plans. I want to read more and that too good novels. I will try to be MORE selective. And I also plan to conquer a bit of my TBR pile. I own too many un-read books. I have to tackle that. I didn't buy many books in 2010. I will continue with that. Not buying anything is un-realistic. Moderation is the key.

In the personal front, I want my life to be more fulfilling. 2010 had a good beginning but I did not get to my objective. Whatever plans I had made fell through, without me having any say in the matter. I was hurt for a long while. But that is life. I always believe that we learn from our experiences and then move on. I have done that.

Right now, reading is my priority. Reviewing is NOT.

22 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I hope 2011 is your best year ever!

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like you've got a good plan in place for 2011. I don't do resolutions because I never seem to keep them. Pushing Up Daisies sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy all of your reading in 2011. Happy New Year.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Nan said...

Happy New Year and happy reading!

Trish said...

Good luck with your goals!

Molly said...

Reading a priority - reviewing is not. I like that :)

Happy New Year to you!

readerbuzz said...

I'm stopping by here and then I'm off to read today. I've got two going that I can't wait to get back to.

Happy New Year!

Here is my Sunday Salon post.

Cat said...

Happy New Year - I hope it is one free from reading slumps. :-)

Gigi Ann said...

I like your plan. I keep telling myself I am not going to buy any more books, but, when I'm around books they just jump off the shelf and into my shopping cart.. ; )

Memory said...

Good luck with all your goals! I hope you have a wonderful 2011!

Gavin said...

I like your plan and wish you good luck!

Alyce said...

I hope that 2011 is a wonderful year for you! My TBR could use some whittling down too.

Vasilly said...

Happy New Year! I hope this year is better than last year. Have a great week.

Veens said...

I hope this year is far better than the last one!! I hope you find happiness, peace and love in whatever you do :)

Lori said...

Happy New Year! I have resolutions and goals...I just hope I am able to keep them. LOL. Check out my Monday Musing for this week.

caite said...

selective is good...the problem is how to select the GOOD ones! lol

Erin said...

I'm working on my TBR pile this year, too. It's gotten out of control! Good luck with your goals, and happy 2011!

SFP said...

Sounds like we're on the same page for the coming year. TBR stacks, moderate purchases, quality books.
What could go wrong?

Here's hoping 2011 is a much better year for you!

DawnTreader said...

Seems like good resolutions. I really only made one on the book front: To resume keeping a list over the books I do read. (Lost track of that in 2010.)

You’ll find my full answer here:
http://dawntreader-island2.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday-reading.html
Please note that I have started my blog over in a new account and in connection with that also changed the name from ‘The Island of the Voices’ to ‘Beyond the Lone Islands’
Happy New Reading Year!

MizB said...

Good goals! Wishing you the best! :D

~MizB

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Best wishes for 2011! I hope your reading slump is well and truly over.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday.html

Yvonne said...

Excellent post! I feel the same way.