Because what else would I think about when coming up with resolutions? Reading, writing, prayer. Those are my priorities behind which diet and exercise are so far at the back of the pack they can’t even be seen.
This year I didn’t keep a reading log. I don’t even remember why I let it slide, but I did. And I regret it. I have only the vaguest idea of what I read this year. When a friend asked for our suggestions of our favorite reads of the year to add to her reading list for the coming year, I drew a blank.
In the past I’ve really enjoyed the discipline of keeping a reading log, sharing what I’m reading here on the blog, and jotting down a few notes about what I like and don’t like. It’s been fruitful and I think I read more books and am more thoughtful about what I read when I’m writing about it regularly.
So my resolution for this year is to get back into the groove of having a monthly reading log post, just jotting down what I’ve read each month makes me more thoughtful about what I read and how I read. For me setting goals about numbers of books I plan to read or making lists of books I want to read seems to be a fairly useless exercise. I’m not motivated by that kind of goal setting. But I would like to read more, and to be more deliberate about what I’m reading. So here’s to keeping a reading log in the coming year.
I have a few other goals. Goals for writing, goals for homeschooling. But it seems I’m not quite ready to write about those in public right now. So I think I’ll just leave it at this. One goal that I can achieve with a minimum of stress.
What are your goals for the coming year? Do you have any must-read books? Any things you really want to write?