Thirty-five books is great! I never used to read that many until I started writing seriously and followed all these blogs. Now I spend time reading instead of TV to catch up on the books I want to get to. Goodreads makes it so easy to track...and find new books!
Today, for their Road Trip Wednesday question for bloggers, YA Highway asked: About how many books do you read in a year? Do you want to read more? Or, less?
This year, I set myself a Goodreads Reading Challenge to read 35 books. I've already passed that, despite a year that's been (sometimes) hectic and (always) busy.
Looking at the responses from my blog friends, though, this achievement feels a bit low. Next year, I'm raising the bar to 50 books! And according to my big 2013 to-do list, which I'll be posting soon, next year will be focussing on the for review pile, the personal to-read pile, comics, short stories and some non-fiction.
I can't believe this year is almost over. It's been a good one, all things considered and weighed up. I'm hoping 2013 goes just as well as this year, and I can't wait to see what surprises it brings.
There have been plenty of years when I'd have killed to read 35 books! Definitely all of HS and college. 50 is a nice number to shoot for--just about a book a week. I think that may be what I put into the Goodreads Challenge widget for 2013--I hope I can push myself to read more, but I don't want to let myself fall below that unless I have another lifestyle change (as I did midway through 2012) that drastically messes with my reading schedule. I'm so happy to be back to reading like a lunatic that I don't want to let it get away from me again :)
Thirty-five is not a shabby number at all. There have been years when I've not read much more--or even that much. And as you said, this year has been hectic for you. I'm surprised I've managed to read as much as I have due to all the distractions in my life. I credit my reading count in part to the fact that I've read some great books that grabbed me at page 1 and wouldn't let me go until I reached "THE END." It's a shame those books tend to be the ones I read the quickest. :)
35 is already a great number! I think we all have different schedules...I commute a lot and I get to sit in the train which means when I´m not drafting, I´m reading :D That gives me a lot of time to read :D