I have been thinking a lot about the reading goal or goals I want to set for myself for this year. I thought about doing 100 books again — or 110 since it is 2011. But that isn’t the best kind of goal for me, I don’t think.
What I found myself doing in 2010 was postponing reading books I wanted to read because they were “too long”. Silly, I know, but I am trying to be honest here. So what I want to do this year is have a different kind of goal — a number of pages. I think this will encourage me to read more broadly.
So, in 2011 I want to read 45,000 pages. Since I started a book with over 800 pages this morning, I will be well on my way when I finish it. If I was going for a book count, I probably wouldn’t even start this one, but since I have a page goal, I can read it quite happily!
I probably won’t reach this goal any more than I have met my goals for the past two years, but I will have fun seeing how close I come. Want to join me? Don’t like my goal? What goal will you set for yourself? Come on — give it a try!