Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2013
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

When I started thinking of reading goals, I couldn't help but notice that several of my goals had to do with avoiding guilt.  As a librarian, I'm expected to read.  And I love to read, so that's not usually a problem.  But there's always a bit of guilt involved when you have yet to read a series that everyone is talking about, or a title that is constantly requested, or a book a teen is raving about and keeps asking if you've read it yet.  Then there's also the guilt of not reading outside of your dedicated collection and thus having little to contribute to reader's advisory when an adult wants to know what mystery to read next.  Reading guilt...there is most definitely worse things in life, but it's there none the less.  So in 2013, I'm going to attempt to shake off the guilt, but accomplish some goals at the same time.

1) Finish at least (5) series I've already started - As named in my video last week on New Year's resolutions.

2) Read at least (3) nonfiction books

3) Read at least (3) adult fiction books

 4) Read at least (3) classics

5) Listen to at least (3) audiobooks
 
6) Review every book I read (and add it to my Goodreads profile)

7) Don't feel guilty for re-reading a book I love while others sit on the shelf

8) Don't feel guilty for not completing an audiobook if I don't care for the reader

9) Don't feel guilty for starting new series and then not finishing them

10) Finally read Graceling by Kristin Cashore, a book that I have checked out (not kidding) eleven times and have yet to actually read it. 

Happy reading!!

5 comments:

  1. I am laughing at #10! I have yet to read Graceling. Ender's Game is my Graceling. I want to finish some series too. I think this is a popular goal this year. I need to read more nonfiction too. Good Luck! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1lM

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  2. I like how many of your goals begin with, "Don't feel guilty." What great goals!

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  3. I keep starting Graceling and haven't read it either! Goodreads even keeps sending me things asking if I've completed it. And my thesis advisor keeps recommending it, I just can't stay focused on it.

    Also, it's awesome that you judge audiobooks on the reader too. I always preview audiobooks on iTunes before I debate about buying it.

    I hope you get to meet all your goals this year!

    PS - I love your layout!

    Caroline @ Prose Before Woes

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  4. Good list, I have to finish a lot of series as well and I too still need to read Graceling.

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  5. Hear, hear on forgetting about guilt! I hadn't really thought about it before, but I can definitely see your point about the stress caused by being a librarian who hasn't read every book ever. :) I must confess to being amazed when a librarian doesn't ooh and ahh over some popular book I'm reading; guess we all just need to remember that librarians are just as busy as we are, and aren't able to read every book they want to, either!

    Yes, read Graceling! I read it last year and it's now one of my favorite books. Katsa is such a great character, I just love her. Plus Bitterblue is out now, so you don't have to wait to continue the series.

    Here's my TTT for the week. Would love for you to stop by!

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