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Although I am approaching my goal of reading one more book than the year before, I must say that it has not been a very enjoyable journey this year. A large percentage of books that I read did not resonate with me. At all. Which is a major bummer and sucks all of the reading mojo right out of me.
Now thankfully, I just finished reading a wonderful book that got me excited about books again. It is amazing what a good read can do for motivation. I started thinking about how I came to read those books that I disliked so much this year. Most of them were not on my To Read list to begin with. I picked it up randomly, or because it was a prize or it was suggested for a group discussion. It is true that I have also come across some real gems through random reading too. But the fact of the matter is, I have a very long list of titles that I spent time considering before adding to my wish list. And I'd like to use my quality time reading them.
So for 2011, in addition to continuing to read one more book than the year before, I would also like to make half of them books that I have really been wanting to get to. I am going to spend the next month going through my list on Goodreads and moving the ones I am most excited about reading to the top of my rankings. And then I am going to read WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT. And I hope that my instincts are correct. I am looking forward to an incredible year of reading. How about you?
Now's your chance - join our monthly Bumble Town Chat NEXT Friday night, 12/10, at 8:30PM ET right HERE and chime in about the best books you've read this year. Maybe we can share some titles and create 2011 book lists to die for.