I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I gave myself a four day weekend enjoyed it immensely! I did a lot of eating, shopping, and visiting with family.
This week I read Life of Pi... I wasn't really a fan (review to come later). But I don't regret taking the time to read it because I have had it on my "must read" list forever and I'm glad to now say I have read it. I'm currently working on In The Woods which has also been on my list forever. I'm excited to get to it but am a little apprehensive about some of the reviews I've read saying it just ends without a real ending, etc. I'm itching to know what crazy things are going to happen, though!
A couple weeks ago I asked for help with potential reading goals for next year. Jenners had a great idea of doing specific little mini-achievements:
For a reading goal, how about something achievable like "read 2 books I've always meant to read but never have" and "read 3 books from my own bookshelves" and "read 2 books by an author I love but haven't explored too often." Might be kind of fun to find these books and mix it up and be achievable. Have fun!I thought that sounded fun and picture it being sort of like a very achievable scavenger hunt. And this solves a lot of the other dilemmas I had. My overarching goal is to make every single read meaningful in some way. While I'll still read newer/popular/review books, I also plan on reading a lot of older ones that are on my shelves or that have been on my list. Regardless, I hope to have minimal reads that I read only because it was for a blogging commitment or because everyone was talking about it and I just had to be in on it too even though my interest was just mediocre, etc. Every year I've actually kept a list that I've added to throughout the year of "must read" books, those that were recommended that I think sound *great*, authors whose backlist I want to read, series to work on, etc. And I rarely read any of those (Life of Pi and In the Woods were two of those) so this will help me get those done.
So, any ideas for the scavenger hunt items I should include? Some examples: read 2 presidential books (the new Thomas Jefferson one is on my wishlist!), read Gillian Flynn's backlist (there's only 2 so no biggie), etc.