Now that you have abandoned your original new year’s resolutions, (no more vodka? exercise more? ), I thought this might be a good time to suggest some reading-related resolutions. Sure, its three weeks into the new year, but there are still almost 50 weeks left – plenty of time to enjoy a few books! I was just going to suggest reading more, but then I thought some more specific resolutions might be more fun, or motivating, so below please find some suggestions for (almost) New Year’s Resolutions:
- Clean up your book piles – take a quick trip around your apartment / dorm / house and gather up all the books that are lying around. Read the ones you have been meaning to, keep the ones you want, and get rid of the rest!
- Clean off your bookshelves – don’t add to your shelves simply because you have no better place to set down a book! Bookshelves have limited space – fill yours with books you reference (such as cookbooks), books you actual expect to read again, or book you truly love. Get rid of everything else – you will be able to find the books you want, and will have room for new favorites!
- Read that book you have been meaning to get around to – almost everyone has at least one book they thought looked interesting, but have not gotten around to. Take a trip to your local bookstore or library and crack it open!
- Re-read an old favorite from high-school – was there a specific book you loved? Or perhaps one you didn’t like, you might enjoy it now with from a new perspective! Either way, your high school reading list is sure to have some hidden gems. Not sure where to get started? Check out some suggestions here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/310515-books-you-read-in-high-school
- Take on a more ambitious reading challenge – so your shelves are clean, and you are a professional reader looking for something more? The Literary Bunny proposes a series of reading challenges – check them out here: http://christinarosendahl.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/as-if-i-hadnt-enough-to-do-challenges-2012/
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