As I said in yesterday's post I love the start of a new year and the chance to set some new challenges and goals. I also love reading and I probably read about 30 books last year and so I decided to set myself a new blog challenge. I am going to read 50 books in 2012! My sister did point out that 50 is quite a lot (roughly 1 per week) but I feel if a challenge is too easy then it's not worth doing and if I managed 30 last year, then 50 this year should be manageable.
I also intend to review each book as I finish it and then post the review on here. I like reading book reviews. They help me to decide whether I will read a book or not and I hope my reviews will help others to decide whether or not they would like to read a particular book. Although the reviews will show up here I will also have a separate page (2012 Reading Challenge) with all the books listed on it and a link to the relevant review.
I think reading is really important and so many people tell me that they never read or that they just don't have time to read and I think that's a shame. I feel that everyone should set aside some time every day to do a bit of reading whether it's before you go to sleep or first thing in the morning or a few minutes at lunchtime. It's a great way to schedule in some ME time during the day too.
Please feel free to join in with this challenge. Of course you don't have to read 50 books. Any number that suits you is fine, so if you read 10 books last year you could aim for 15 this year and so on as long as you set yourself a target which is challenging. It doesn't matter what you read either. Chick-lit, horror, factual, fantasy - it really doesn't matter as long as it gets you reading. Let me know if you decide to join in.
Right - where's my Kindle?
Until the next time,