When I started my blog, I had many big ideas about what I wanted it to be. I was pretty hyped about it.
Then I neglected it.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, because I believe in doing my best to be my best every day, but I am going to make one resolution this year: I am going to use my blog like I intended it to be used.
For Christmas, I was given the book by one of my kids. I went through the entire thing on Christmas day, and marked all of the books I have read, should reread, or currently own and are waiting to be read. 89. That’s it. Out of 1001 books, I have read/should reread/own 89. I have a lot of reading cut out for me. Oh boy.
My 10-year-old daughter and I have already set up spreadsheets to keep track of our reading for the coming year. I kept track of my reading for 2010, and as of today, I have read 89 books, for a total of 32,701 pages. I was going for 100 books read, but I am pretty darned happy with 89. And no, these 89 books do not directly correspond to the 89 I have read out of the 1001 must-reads. That is merely a coincidence.
So, in the coming years, I will be choosing more books from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die for my TBR pile. I resolve to use this blog to give my opinions about these books (and others), and whether or not I could have died happily without reading them.
So here’s to the new year, and keeping the one New Year’s resolution I have ever made…