This year, I’m keeping my reading goal simple.
The right book in the right place at the right time. Always.
I need to remind myself that I read for pleasure. Good books are like good food, necessary, deeply satisfying and wonderfully diverse.
I have a vast pantry of books that appealed to me when I bought them but which I haven’t tasted yet.
This year, I want to get good at selecting books from those shelves that will delight my palette throughout the year.
I don’t want books to become a chore. I don’t want to read them just because they’re worthy or heavily hyped or even the next book in a well-loved series, but because something about them makes me hungry for them on a particular day.
I’m sure I’ll get it wrong from time to time but I think it’s going to be fun when it works.
7 thoughts on “My 2023 Reading Goal”
Good luck with your goal!
I haven’t seen you on SRR for a while. Will you be coming back or has the horror world swallowed all your time?
It’s actually my work and a few deaths in the family that have kept me away. I’m hoping things are starting to settle down now. 🙂
I’m sorry to hear about the deaths. I hope 2023 will be a better year.
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Thanks, Mike. Me too!
Well said Mike!
I received a copy of “Lessons” by Ian McEwan for Christmas, but notwithstanding he is one of my favourite authors, I am waiting until I have the time to savour his latest book appropriately! Happy New Year to you!
Thank you. And Happy New Year to you too.