I have to be up in 5 hours to get ready for work, but my sleeping habits are so screwed up lately, I cannot get to sleep! So, I thought I would talk about what some of my plans are for 2008. That's sort of boring, though, right, so maybe it will put me to sleep? I do not really do resolutions because I find that I suck at them, so why even bother! These are just the things I am thinking about.
First off, I need to not pressure myself into anything this year. If I want to read a book, I am reading a book. This will be my first year free of school (if I do not decide to go back in September), so it is my first year with no required reading. This means, that while there are thoughts in the back of my mind, I do not have to actually listen to them.
Secondly, I ended the year with so many books not reviewed, it was rather bad. Some were given to me, so I really do still plan to review them, but otherwise I imagine I am just going to start fresh. My hope is to review all the books I read this year, but if I do not, I am not going to feel bad about it. If I get too far behind, I tend to feel daunted by the long list of books that I have not reviewed, so I am going to general posts and mention books more, but that does not mean that everything I read this year will have a review. I read 196 books this year. The thought of how much time it would take me to review all of those scares me, and I really would like to read more.
Thirdly, I have decided to keep Twisted Kingdom. I am not sure what my plans are for it, other than posting fantasy/science-fiction reviews, but I plan to hold on to it. Fantasy is my favourite and it really needs its own blog. At least, that is my story and I am sticking to it. I do know that both of my blogs need a bit of fixing up, so hopefully I will accomplish that this year. Speaking of Twisted Kingdom, I posted my very first read of 2008 on there: The Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet, so head on over there and read it. I started the year off right!
Otherwise, my thoughts are that I would like to finish up some series/trilogies that I have on the go, because the list is getting a bit long. I would like to catch up with some favourite authors that I never got to visit with last year. I have to stay away from the bookstore as much as possible this year! I bought less books last year than the year before, so I have to keep it up. Book cards and things do not count, of course. I have to keep better listings of books because it makes the year end post much easier when I am organized.
These are just thoughts, though. If I accomplish none of this, it will not be a big deal. These are just things I would like to accomplish. Book-related things.
And, it would be nice to reach 200 books or so this year. I used to read that many a few years ago, but I slowed down in university. Now that I am out, it would be fun to reach those numbers, but I also have a life, so like last year I am not making it an official goal. Just a nice thought.
I am probably the only one not saying it, but in terms of what I read. I do not care if I read more classics. I hate most classics that I read anyways. I have my favourites, I might add more to the list, but I am picky! I think I read a good amount of non-fiction this year, so it would be nice to keep it up this year. All I care about is spending time with my fantasy/science fiction authors, reading a fair amount of Canadian literature, reading historical fiction, and otherwise just exploring other genres and authors.
I am still not sleepy. Oh, well.