Well, I’m sure it will be – though hopefully not challenging in the same way 2012 was. Challenging in a fun way.
I think I lost my mind somewhere in the tumult of the past few months. Well, no, I definitely lost my mind in there, but I thought I was still sane(ish) in the area of books. Apparently not; I’ve signed on to three challenges for 2013. Meep.
Ah, I should be fine. I actually lowered my goal for the Goodreads Reading Challenge from 160 for 2012 to 150 for 2013; I made it last year, but in looking at what it was I read I realized there were a few novellas in there. I’d rather count works over 100-odd pages, at least … We’ll see how it goes.
I just signed up for the Goodreads group Mt. TBR 2013, and committed to reading at least 36 books from my TBR list. Stack. Mountain. The actual rules of the challenge are that to count the book must have been in my possession as of January 1, 2013, which would actually make 99.9% of the books I own qualify – but my goal is to read that many books that I’ve had kicking around the house for two years or more, and to evaluate at least as many more to see if I honestly think I ever will read them – and if not, to Goodwill they go.
I am also going to try very hard not to buy anything new – not new-new, from Amazon or elsewhere, or new-to-me, from Goodwill or Books & Company or anyplace else – – except! I will not forgo the four sales that are still around, the two at the Orange library and the two at the Congregational Church, both usually in April and October. I’ll try to be careful there, though, and not buy more than I’ve gotten rid of.
I’m not doing New Year’s Resolutions, as such – just the above.
1. Murder with Peacocks (owned at least 2 yrs)
2. The Brandons (added to GR 2011)
3. The Mysterious Commission (added 2011)
I’ll fill that in as time goes by … in the meantime – *meep*