This year, one of my year-long goals is reading 100 books. After having had a couple of years where I read 60-ish, this is a daunting task. I think it is doable.
The goal is important to me because I want to feel like a reader again.
I have been a reader ever since I learned how to. I lend tons of books at the library, bought many, many books when I had money to spend, and as a result I now have my own library.
And part of that library is a TBR pile that hasn’t shrunk over the years.
So, why don’t I feel like a reader now? Well, that is simple. I do read a lot still, but not in a book.
Most of my reading these days is done online. On social media, on news sites, on websites while researching stuff.
I don’t think that makes me a reader. It makes me a news consumer, a procrastinator and a researcher going off on a tangent or two.
What makes me a reader is grabbing my kindle or a physical book, plonking my ass down in a chair, in bed, or on the garden couch in summer, and read.
I have so many diverse tastes. I can’t read Science Fiction and Fantasy (my favorite genres) at the moment because I am editing a book in the same genre, but I have many other favorite genres and non-fiction categories to keep me covered.
I have a TBR pile and if I can’t find anything interesting in it, I also have a library full of books to re-read.
100 books is doable.
I hope 🙂