Thursday, December 22, 2011

Discussion: What are your Book Resolutions for 2012?


I just read this pretty cool post on the Huffington Post where columnist Dave Astor, lists his 10 Reading Related Resolutions for next year. Two of my favorites are:

1. I resolve not to get too upset that 2012 will be only the third year since 1997 without a Harry Potter novel or movie. Besides, that void frees up Lord Voldemort to be drafted as a last-minute candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

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5. I resolve to continue shopping at independent bookstores. (I'm lucky to have two in my town.) Sure, these retailers stock just a smidgen of the selection one gets online, but they happily order anything you want if you're willing to wait a few days. And independents pay local taxes, hire local people, and provide a very pleasant place to visit.

So without further ado, here are 5 resolutions from me!

My Resolutions:
1. I resolve to read books outside of my favorite genres and delve into more and more sub-genres (Space Opera and High Fantasy anyone? Suggestions are welcome!)

2. I resolve to continue supporting my local libraries and libraries everywhere in bigger and better ways.

3. I resolve to read 5 classics no matter how long they are.

4. I resolve to be able to suggest a book to a friend at the drop of a hat!

5. Lastly, I resolve to make time to read every single day.

What are some of your book resolutions? 

9 comments:

  1. Good idea for resolutions! Here are mine:

    1) I resolve to get my friends to read more often.

    2) I resolve to read every single day as well.

    Anna
    The Bursting Bookshelf

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  2. Great resolutions. My main one is to continue to read to my mood and not get overwhelmed with review requests.

    To read more memoirs.

    To read what is on my Kindle instead of downloading more without reading them.

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  3. Oh these are great resolutions too ladies! I'd love to read some more memoirs Marce great idea.

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  4. I can help you! I have a list of 10 Classics that are Actually Fun to Read (and most are pretty short, too!) Hm, high fantasy...I love that genre. I'll have to think of some suggestions for you :)

    My book resolutions are to actually finish all of my reading challenges (or, well, most of them :P )

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  5. HA!!! Yes, this year I signed up for 18 challenges like a crazy person. I'm majorly limiting it this year.

    And thanks for the classics list!!!

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  6. My main reading goal in 2012 are to read more "internationally".

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  7. Wow, I think you have me beat with 18! I'm pretty sure I signed up for 17 :P

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  8. Great idea! My main resolution is to cut down on accepting review requests so I can read for fun instead of obligation.

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  9. So far, I can only come up with two. First, I want to make time to read every day too. Also, I want to learn how to borrow books from the library via my Nook e-reader.

    - Jackie

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