So when I was talking about the first books of the year yesterday (I am now reading Ali Smith’s Artful) I mentioned that I would talk about my reading resolutions for 2014 today. Well this was slightly misleading as I have decided that this year all reading resolutions are out the window.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against them and have done them in the last few years. I could say that this year I will be more adventurous, I will seriously tackle the TBR, read every book by my favourite author, read more translated works or non-fiction, I could go on. The thing is though it adds pressure to reading and reading should just be a pleasure not a pressure.
Last year with everything that happened with Gran, the chats I had with her about books (mainly her saying life is too short, read what you want you never know what your last book might be) and everything else and also just how my relationship with reading and blogging (more on that next week) changed because of everything that was going on I just feel the need to simply read and read lots. No rules, no only old books or only new, no ‘I must’ or ‘I mustn’t’ read this that or the other… or anything at all – just reading. That is it. Hopefully you will join me on the journey that the books in the year ahead!
How about you? Have you made any reading resolutions or are you throwing caution to the reading winds this year too?