Happy New Year!
As usual, the new year brings resolutions. A couple of years ago I made the decision to focus mine on reading and libraryland. For me, it is much more attainable and fulfilling than losing weight or saving money. These goals are a lot more fun for me as well!
I’m keeping the four basic resolutions from 2013, but modifying them for 2014.
1. Participate in at least one 48-hour Reading Challenge. If not done by June 30, 2014, organize my own.
2. Read more books from the below lists.
- Read 2014 winners/honors for Caldecott, Belpre illustrator, Coretta Scott King (CSK) illustrator, Odyssey, YALSA non-fiction, and Geisel (a.k.a. the awards I finished reading in 2013). The 2014 winners/honors will be announced on January 27, 2014.
- SchneiderFamily Book Awards - 30 total books 14 read. 1 abandoned.
- StonewallBook Award - Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Young Adult LiteratureAward –21 total books 11 read and 1 abandoned.
- RobertF. Sibert Informational Book –48 total books 34 read.
- Morris – 30 total books 17 read
- Read at least six honors/winners from: Newbery (392 total books 82 read and 1 abandoned), Printz (67 total books 26 read and 6 abandoned), and CSK author (152 total books. 23 read. 1 abandoned)
3. Set aside time each week to read the libraryland blogs, journals and other news sources. This really needs to be a part of my regular workweek. Ever since Google’s blog reader bit the dust, I’ve fallen behind on reading blogs.
4. Keep up with tracking books read! I read over 775 books in 2013. I’d like to read an even 1000 in 2014. I have been using Goodreads for years, and plan to continue.