In 2011, I challenged myself to write a blog post every day. I didn’t start my blog until July, but I somehow still managed to post daily. Sometimes it was a struggle to plan ahead and schedule posts for each day, so I decided to change that for this year. I’m no longer going to attempt a blog post every day. Instead, 2012 is going to focus upon quality vs. quantity. I want to enjoy writing book reviews and not feel rushed. My goal is to write quality posts about four times a week. I wonder if I can get 100 blog subscribers by the end of 2012? Of course, it doesn’t matter how many readers I have. I’m also starting 2012 as my 200th post!! I can hardly believe it.
When I read it’s almost a personal race to see how many books I can read. However, you shouldn’t race and force yourself to read a book quickly. A book should be savored and slowly tasted. I’m not looking for average or good books to read, instead I’m hoping to find great books. Books shouldn’t be read just to check off a list. I think this quotation by Mortimer J. Adler describes how books should be enjoyed: “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” In 2012, I plan to not look how long I’ve been reading a book and just enjoy my time reading. I’m always searching for my next book. What are your book suggestions?
Potential Books for 2012:Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy East of Eden by John Steinbeck One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot In Cold Blood by Truman Capote The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan Chomp by Carl Hiaasen The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick The BFG by Roald Dahl Read Again: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Little Women by Louisa May Alcott A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee