Happy 2010!! I can't believe we are already 10 years into the 21st century. We have spent the first 9 days of it as virtual recluses because, baby, it's COLD outside! To qualify that statement, our meteorologist said that our area in Sweet Home Alabama was actually colder than Anchorage, Alaska! Bring back the 50's please. However, we did get about 3 flakes of snow, so that's always a fun perk since it's such a rarity. ;)
Being holed up, I've been hopping around the old blog-o-sphere more where I've noticed that there are people who are purposing to read more in the new year. Some have even called it a resolution. Well. I don't do resolutions because of the emotional breakdown and abject self-torture that I experience when I FAIL, FAIL, FAIL at them.
Yet, I think that their idea is a great one. They (and I can't for the life of me remember who "they" are), are planning to read 52 books in one year. That's a book a week, based on my advanced mathematical calculations, which, I think that this is an impressive goal. I'm going to change it up for me, though, because I can come up with about 26 things that will keep me from finishing a book a week in this upcoming year. That leaves me with 26 weeks left, so I have decided to set a goal for myself to read 25 books this year. 25 just a better number than 26 in my world. Don't ask.... I can't explain it.
I'm planning to post the title before I begin a book, so that if any of you (if you're still there after all this time... ha-ha!) want to read along with me, you can. I'm also doing it for accountability. I really want to accomplish this! I can't believe how many books I've started and not finished in the last several years. I LOVE to read, but somehow, I've become easily sidetracked. This madness must cease!!
Once I complete the book, I will review it here, and we can discuss it if any of you decided to read, too. I don't have my list yet as I'm planning to sort of grab whatever strikes my fancy, but I'm completely open for recommendations. I'm more of a non fiction gal, because I have issues, which I discussed HERE, but that doesn't mean I won't succumb. ;)
I need to go put some groceries away, but I'll be back soon with my title. Stay warm, friends!!