Having a life altering event happen to me always makes me stop and reflect on what I've been doing, what I'm going to do, and how do I get myself moving again. Because of course I have come to a complete halt in my usual schedule, and I'm finding that not only am I having a difficult time diving back into my reading routine, I don't really care much about it. I know my perspective will change as I progress in my grieving for my sister, and I will once again be turning to my books for the comfort only a book can provide. They truly ask no questions of you, wait patiently, and amazingly--there are many many kinds to fit whatever mood you're in at the moment. Luckily through my purchasing in 2012 (and 2011!), I have many kinds of books to choose from when I get on the reading wagon again.
I've been thinking about what reading goals I want to make for 2013 with the understanding that I usually don't manage to keep them. Pretty much as soon as I make the goal, I change it within hours. I irritate myself that way!
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A friend of mine had a great idea, and I've seen this idea on many blogs. I think it's time I do this myself: make a list of books to read in 2013, and cross 'em off as I read them. It's a great way to read those classics, those dusty books on the shelves, and have a goal that's not only fun to reach, but chock full of good reads. Since I'm also exploring my "spiritual" side, there will probably be a sprinkling of New-Agey titles in here, too. Can't wait.
I've managed to make my Good Reads Reading Challenge for this year, and I'm happy with that. Yes, I could frantically read more in the next month--but quite frankly I can't concentrate long enough on one book to finish it, and I don't want to. There. I don't want to. Blah.
Stick with me, people! I'll be gathering my list together of must reads for 2013 and post it on my blog, so you can see my progress. I hope to have it up by Mid-December, and of course I will have my favorite reads from 2012 coming up shortly.