However, I have set myself some goals regarding my reading habits.
I want to track my reading this year. I tried a regular form reading journal last year. It was too formal and time consuming and was soon abandoned. This year, I am just recording the name of each book read in my bullet journal, adding new sections after later months if need be..
I am also recording the genre and date finished, as well if the book was electronic or paper.
I have no trouble choosing fiction to read, even if they are heavy on mysteries. I didn't set any specific fiction goals this year. However I did set a few other goals.
- A "new to me" classic that I have either never read, or at least never managed to finish. I don't plan on wading through "Bleak House" or "War and Peace" ( they are HUGE!). But perhaps "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte. I've never gotten more than half way on that. Or perhaps something else. I have a bunch of hard copies, as well as e-copies of most of the Barnes & Noble Classics on my Nook app.
- I want to re-read at least one favorite classic. I'm thinking Jane Austen, either "Emma" or Sense and Sensibility" at the moment. It's been a while for both of them.
- I want to read several books to help me on my faith walk, already in my library and/or wish list.
- I would like to read a couple biographies. I am in the middle of one on Mother Teresa of Calcutta that is inspiring and fascinating all at once.
In case you wonder why I read mostly electronic editions of magazines as well as books, the answer is that they are so easy to read while knitting. It only takes a flick of a finger to turn a page. And then they stay turned. Paper books and magazines aren't nearly so conducive to knitting ease.