I was able to read 60 books in 2011! That’s a big leap from my previous totals and I couldn’t be happier. I even think I could have done more had it not been for other activities (hint *football* hint) that took my time but I shrugged it away. I was happy when I did the other thing, anyway. I will just make up for it this year. After my update last April and a progress report last October, here are the rest of the books I read/re-read in 2011:
The last one I finished was Unpacking My Library: Writers and their Books. I borrowed it from Gabi during our last book session. It has always been a hobby, a guilty pleasure if you may, to look at bookshelves, whether of other people, bookshops, or libraries. For this edition, thirteen novelists gladly shared their bookshelves to us. It’s good to know that most of them are like us, regular people, in managing their shelves and piles of books.
Most of my reads at the end of 2011 were re-reads. Goosebumps was a staple when I was in grade school but most of those I read were borrowed from friends, so I took the chance to re-read the ones that stood out to me. One of them was a book I wasn’t able to read before but always wanted to: Be Careful What You Wish For – only because the antagonist’s name is Judith.
Overall, it’s a good reading year for me.
For 2012, my reading goals are the following:
~ Read 100 books.
~ Participate in online reading challenges.
~ Participate in a 24-hour read-a-thon.
~ Try to maintain my book blog.
~ Make it to all book sessions of Ex Libris Philippines (and diligently document each session!)
~ Be more active on GoodReads and reach out to more fellow book lovers.
~ DO NOT BUY A SINGLE BOOK FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2012. My book acquisitions for this period could only come in form of gifts from friends, either as a physical book or a gift certificate. I guess, my goal is not to shell out money for books seeing that I still have hundreds (not exaggerating) in my TBR pile. However, I can only pledge to do it for 6 months. I might die if I stretch it to a whole year.
Here’s to a great year of reading!