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23 November 2015

Thinking ahead ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about my Reading Thing* for 2016 (* "it's like a plan but with more greatness") and I think I may have it ... roughly. If this coming year is anything like this year has been, it's a pretty safe bet that I can average five books a month and rather than trying to do any of the challenges that other blogs are setting up or attempting an A-to-Z deal again, I want to focus on my own little categories based on what I know I have & want to get to. SO I each month I'll read:

* one middle grade/YA book not with John (although we may end up reading whatever it is together at some point anyway)

* one book written by an author who died before I was born (so they had to kick it before December 10, 1975)

* one book from a series I've already started

* one book that I've been meaning to get to but haven't because ... oh! look! a squirrel!

* one ARC from NetGalley or elsewhere

If I make it to a sixth book that will be my Sharyn McCrumb Ballad Series read. At least half of the series will be re-reads for me, but they're SO worthy of re-reading and it's been so long since I left them behind that a re-read is definitely in order.

So how about you? Are you making any plans (or "things") for what to read in 2016 or are you just going to wing it?

2 comments:

  1. I considered doing something similar, but don't think I have it in me just yet. There are a couple of challenges that I may participate in this year. I can't say I really have a year long plan though for my reading. Most of the challenges I have my eye on (all two of them so far) are very open in terms of the types of books I can read, which is a big plus given I don't do well if I make myself a list.

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    1. I'll probably wing it from month to month for everything but the dead-before-I-was-born bit ... that will take a little planning at least as far as WHO I want to read :)

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