This morning, I thought it would be fun to look back at the reading resolutions I made at the beginning of 2010...
Goal #1 - To do something about my TBR shelves (and by something, I suspect that did not mean to increase...) Evidently at the beginning of 2010 I had 171 books marked as "TBR" via my Library Thing account. The number I'm at now....*drum roll* 387. Er, I would say that's a MAJOR FAIL. I might have to spend a good couple of days perusing through the books that I've deemed to read. And thank god for James's Reading Dare. (Have you signed up for it yet? No?! Well, run on over there and get to it!)
Goal #2 - To re-read some of my favorite or long forgotten books. *deep breath* This is not good because I think the only book that I re-read was a childhood book that I had memories sobbing over - Foxy. I will have to say that this one, too, is a MAJOR FAIL. One book is not sufficient in terms of "some". Boo.
Goal #3 - Poetry, poetry, poetry. Ya'll know it has been difficult for me to get into poetry. I struggle with it because quite honestly it does not interest me. At. All. So let's see, how many poetry books did I read this year? (I'd also like to note that I knew myself quite well and added the stipulation that books written in poetry format does not count - so no, Ellen Hopkins. *wail*) Aiight. I read 3 collections of poetry: Atlas by Katrina Vandenberg, 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nyer, and Absolute Trust in the Goodness of Earth by Alice Walker. I am going to count this as a WIN, even if it is a slight one at that. Three books containing nothing but poems is a true accomplishment for me. I don't know if I will do that again this year, or have any desire to. Poems, I think, must sorta find me. Plus, I have to throw myself a bone here. I can't FAIL all of my resolutions. :-/
Even though I failed at most of the resolutions, I can't help but love making goals and lists. So you know I'll have some for 2011. Post will be coming in the next few days.