I love to read. You all know that. I am almost always out of books due to my lack of library trips and my ability to read super fast (a curse really). I have also never done a reading challenge, but they look like fun… so this year I thought that participating in a challenge (or two) might keep me up on the books while being fun getting to meet other bloggers and readers alike.
The first challenge I am doing it being hosted by Firemom over at The Chronicles Of Munchkin Land. The theme is adoption. I have decided to participate in level two, which consists of 3 fiction/3 non-fiction books about adoption. All people in the adoption triad (birthparents, adoptive parents and adoptees) are encouraged to participate and of course anyone who is not in the adoption world is more than welcome to join up as well. I decided to do this challenge because 1)Firemom is my friend 2) I am an adoptive mom who realizes that adoption is a process. I need to keep learning so we can all grow together 3) I’ve stayed away from adoption books/mags/stories for a while because I was tired of talking/reading about it. I was on adoption overload. I do realize that it is time to start learning again.
The second challenge is to read the classics. I get on a classic kick every once in a while as I feel a bit under-educated on the subject. I normally read one or two and forget my goals. When I found a classic reading challenge over at The Deranged Book Lovers Blog I was very excited. This should keep me on track. My first pick is a salute to my Twilight obsession, I am reading Dracula!
I have even assigned book topics to my new organization calendar (see New Year’s Resolutions post) so that I will rotate themes and stay on track. I’m so amazing and organized this first week in January. It is sure to last. Really. I mean it this time. It will happen. I will become a maven of organizational skills and techniques. I am now rambling about my daydreams.
So there are my book goals for 2011. I am sure to continue to read the literary fluff that entertains me so (easy reading is such a stress reliever.) I ‘m also going to keep track of all of the books I read in 2011. I’ve never done it before but I was inspired by momoutnumbered.
Do you have any reading goals for the year? If not, look around the web and you may just find one that suits you.