Reading Resolutions–2014

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Reading Resolutions

  1. Keep a reading log.  I have a hunch this will encourage better reading habits.  Putting in writing that the last three books I read were The Viscount Who Loved Me, Lady Sophia’s Lover, and The Highlander’s Touch might make me read “better” books again (these were all enjoyable books, btw).  Reading literary fiction has been shown to increase a person’s empathy–I could use some of that.
  2. Return library books on time.  Seriously.  I’m here every day and I still have fines.
  3. Read an Oprah Book Club book.  I can’t be snobby—see #2.  And it will give me something to talk to my mother-in-law about.
  4. Urr…look back at last year’s reading resolutions and get on that.  The “Red Wedding” on Game of Thrones was a great big gory surprise that could have been avoided.  Also, I don’t know anything more about Napoleon today than I did a year ago.  So, fail.

Do you have any reading resolutions you’d like to share?  Or did you do any feats of reading in 2013?  Share/brag in the comments!

Happy New Year!

Reading Resolutions

Last year’s resolution “if I buy a bag of salad–I eat a bag of salad” was moderately successful.  Only a few withered leaves fed the compost bin in 2012.  It helped that I started to grow lettuce instead.

This year I’m making some reading resolutions, including:

  • Read some non-fiction about Napoleon.  I’d like to know more about that guy (and his wars) from a perspective that doesn’t involve Sean Bean.
  • Read some poetry.  Try to appreciate it.
  • Read a tear-jerker.  I have vintage handkerchiefs I’ve never used.
  • Read some fan-fiction.  Yes, really.  Is fan-fiction even still a thing?  I haven’t read any since I was in love with Fox Mulder. 
  • Read the rest of A Clash of Kings so I can get to A Storm of Swords–I hit a wall with that book, but Game of Thrones will be back on eventually and I can’t handle any more gory surprises.
  • Read some award winners.  Librarians love to talk about award winners and I need chit-chat fodder. 

Do you have any reading resolutions you’d like to share? 

Oh, yeah, and Happy New Year’s! –Lori

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