As part of my resolution to live a healthy lifestyle this year I’ve made the decision to spend less time on the computer and more time reading. This will definitely be hard to follow through with specially considering that I haven’t done any real reading or writing since I graduated high school way back in the day.
So I’ve made a plan to make sure I follow through with this part of my resolution. The main thing I have a problem with is the fact that I don’t follow through with my commitments to myself. I always say what my plans are for myself but somehow, someway something always happens and I end up not doing what I intended to do. Of course I understand that a lot of the reason why I’m not doing things is because of my own demons and not that something always comes up, making those excuses is my way of coping with letting myself down. However new year, new me right? So my plan is to read one book month on whatever subject comes up. My main goal is to read one book a week but realistically it won’t happen that way, so one book a month it is. As part of this I have gone back and once again started the Goodreads challenge. I signed up last year and completely failed so I hope this years goes by a lot better. I have also signed up for the Our Shared Shelf initiative created by Emma Watson as part of her work with UN Women. This book club will also be reading a book a month but it will be focused on books regarding feminism, which to be honest I think I need to learn a lot about feminism. So hopefully this will mean at least two books a month.
I’m thinking I may write some book reviews on all the books that I will read. My question is do I include all the books that I don’t finish? I have a pretty short attention span so it makes it quite difficult for me to read all the books. I don’t like to write negative reviews but if I’m going to start doing this I may as well include all the good, the bad, and the ugly right? I don’t know if I’ll even do book reviews, but I’ll think about it over the weekend and we’ll go from there.