A very Happy New Year readers! Hope everyone is having a great start to 2013 so far. I've been spending time curled up with books, under warm blankets in this chilly winter! (And yes, thank you holidays!) So far, so good. ^_^
I don't usually take up many reading challenges, specially the formal ones hosted by fellow bloggers. In fact I've taken up just the Goodreads challenge ever, that too last year. It was amazing, by the way. I've never read as many books in a year, one after the other, before. Book blogging has been the best thing for me in 2012! I love each and everything I've come to know/do because of it. :)
So, last year my Goodreads challenge was to read 50 books in 2012, which seemed like a huge thing to me back then, but hey, I ended up achieving the target gracefully, with 10 books in surplus! :D *dancing* This 'completed' badge looks so cool! In case you want to see the books' list, click here.
So this year I'm going to increase the reading goal up by a notch, not much because I did a little bit of evaluation and found that I actually wouldn't be getting any summer vacations this year (hello internship). So that means all reading to be done along with college and internship and then college again! And it's going to be busy, I suppose, what with final placements towards the end of the year and stuff. Yikes! So for Goodreads Reading Challenge 2013, it's 55 books. I do hope I'm able to over-achieve it, and I think I will!
Next, I think this year I'll spend some time with the good old Classics. There was a time a few years ago when all I read was Charles Dickens and well, whatever was available in the school library. Then with the Kindle, I downloaded a few classics I had always wanted to read and this year I'm going to go and read them. To begin with, I've started with re-reading The Secret Garden by F.H. Burnett, which happens to be my favorite classic! *Awesomeness*
Also, I'll go back and take those books out from the bookshelf that're just sitting there waiting to be read since ages! Some of them haven't been read because of review-books-preference and some that I got from thrift shops just-like-that are even further back. Hope I read them all this year!
I'm thankful to 2012 for being an amazing year when it comes to blogging. I can't even begin to think how much it's made me learn and do stuff I never thought I would. A great, big thank you to all the lovely followers and readers too! You motivate me to keep right at it with gusto! Sure, a year definitely can do a lot to a girl! ;)
What are your reading goals and challenges for this year? :)