Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's Resolution: Read 25 Books in 2012!

In order to be a writer, let alone a better writer, you have got to read books. Period. It's like breathing. It stirs creative floodwaters, and urges the tsunami of a new book idea into existence.

Without it, desert. Tumbleweeds. Pocket lint. Stagnation.

So, for this year, I am increasing the number of books I read last year and will continue to do so until I am reading to a much more respectable level (52 books a year!). Baby steps.

So far, 2012 has started out great! I read an amazing book I got for Christmas, and devoured it hungrily. I'm finishing a book tonight (50 pp to go!) and reading another eBook, at the same time. I'll post a separate blog review here.

Man, am I hungry! Give me pages with words on them! NomNomNomNom.

If you'd like to take this challenge and join me, go here and sign up. Select your goal for the year and start reading. Feel free to check in here for great suggestions along the way. I'll review the books as I read them. Who knows? Maybe we have similar taste in books. Check out my TBR pile for suggestions.

If you read a book I've reviewed, I'd love to see your thoughts in the comments section of my blog post. And, as I get word of giveaways, and such, I'll post those, such as the great one on the side bar right now.

We've got a lot of reading to do, so let's get to it! I'm sure I'll be a better writer for it, so this is a resolution I am 100% on board with. Will you join me? I hope so! Share your thoughts below.

Happy reading!


  1. My goal is 10, which I know isn't much but sadly I didn't meet that goal last year so...that's my goal for this year. I'm pretty sure I'll be surpassing it easily though, now that I look at my quickly growing TBR pile and considering I've already nearly read two books this year. :)

  2. Any improvement is still an improvement. Believe in your goals and take baby steps. You're more likely to stick with a realistic goal than a pie in the sky one. And, the bonus is, we get to read cool new books! :D

    I just finished my 2nd book last night.