After nearly 3 years of hiatus, I decided that I have done enough of procrastination to last the entire blogging life. (Like can you imagine I spend more time on hiatus than active on this blog?)
So to kick off this relaunch, I will start with something small – and that is my reading goal for 2020.
First of all, yes it is small. I only put 13 books as target in my Goodreads. So far I have read 4 books, a far cry from what I’ve done in the past but bring me right on track on reaching that 13 books a year target. I also still remember when I have ambition to finish reading the entire catalog of Brandon Sanderson in a year (ha ha ha ha), and yes that includes the wheel of time (HA!). Also when I try to read as many doorstopper books as I can in one year. Well, look where it got me. A reading slump :p
So here we go, fresh start, not overambitious, and hopefully refuel my passion for reading:
- 13 books in a year.
This SHOULD be achievable easily. SHOULD being the keyword because guess what I put 12 books last year as my target and have to scramble at the end of the year to complete it. This year, I am around 23% done and we’re still in April so should be easy enough to catch up.
- Diversify my reads.
I have been away for 3 years, and got disengaged with book community perhaps 6 months before that. But I’ll be lying if I said I didn’t miss the discussion and passion of this community in strengthening ownvoice, non-binary gender, and even those discourse with the word “diversity” I felt that I am so behind on this, and it’s time to get myself educated on this.
I haven’t decided on the topics to start with, but I’ll be looking out for recommendation. I do love fantasy and science fiction so I will start with that genre but going outside my usual reads. This time around, however, I am not doing any of the book challenge besides the one in Goodreads. We’ll see next year
- One audiobook.
I tried, seriously, I did try. MULTIPLE times. I just can’t. And as crazy as this sounds, google play books read aloud works better for me than a real audiobook. I finish my first book this year on an elliptical machine, listening to the google robot reading like 5 or 6 chapters to me. Awesome. It turns out I prefer robot to real human being?
- Finish reading Rhythm of War by 31 December 2020.
Is this even a goal? Maybe. Maybe it’s a treat for me. 😀
Have recommendation for me or want to share your reading goal? Drop your suggestion or the link to your post in the comments and let me know.