Happy Three Kings! Forgive me for this belated post. I offer no explanations, other than the holiday hang-over slash laziness. 😀
I want to start this post by saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed the previous year, bookwise and otherwise. 2010 has proven to be fruitful in my bookish world:
- I got a handful of books as gifts from generous friends and relatives. Oh, I thank you all!
- February: At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
- March: An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers
- October: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Door to December by Dean Koontz
Parang Kaning Isusubo by Ed Lapiz
- December: The Upside of Adversity by Os Hillman
As Sure As The Dawn by Francine Rivers
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
So what wonderful bookish things has 2011 in store for me? One thing is for sure. I wouldn’t be buying any more books than I could read, my room is fast getting to be a fire hazard with all the paper! Since I am dead serious in spending less this year (most of my savings last year went to books), I am joining this challenge from The Bookish Ardour Reading Challenges:
I am doing the On A Roll Level.
Because I know that there will be books I will be dying of having this year (oh yes, I am still salivating over Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, Paper Towns, Speak, and the list goes on), I don’t want to be too harsh on myself. Which is why I am doing the above challenge with a twist, and this I will call – The Positive Reinforcement Challenge. The Rule: For every 5 books I read and review off my shelf, I will reward myself with one new book. This way, I have enough motivation to read whatever books I already have and at the same time not deprive myself the joys of having to buy a book from time to time. Doesn’t it sound exciting?
I am planning of doing an index of the books I will be reading off my shelf for this challenge. This way, I could keep track of the number of books I have read for this year. Maybe in my next post, since it’s already almost midnight. This is another first for me – keeping track of the books I have read. Am I getting OC or what? 😉
Cheers to a more wonderful 2011 bookworld!