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January 02, 2008

2008 Goals: Reading


1. Post about all books I read. I did pretty well this year, but didn't quite manage all. (The December post is still on its way.) Even if I only write a few sentences about a book, I want to record them all.
2. Give away or donate at least one book per month. I have a bunch of books (mostly picked up at yard sales or given to me by friends) that I know I'll only want to read once and not keep, so I want to make a dent in these. I know one a month won't make that much of a dent, but at least it's progress.
3. Read and give back most of the books I've borrowed from various people. I have a bunch from my dad and some from various friends, and it's a bit out of hand.
4. Read Austen's six main novels. I'm embarrassed to say that I've only actually finished P&P and S&S. I'm going to reread those and read the other four. PBS says this is the year of Austen, after all, so who am I to argue?
5. Keep number of items out from library under 20 at all times. Preferably under 10. I know 20 sounds like a lot, but I take out videos and CDs and stuff too, so it adds up quickly. Anyway, I tend to take out a million things and then not have time to read them, so I'm trying to work on that.

Posted by Kat at January 2, 2008 10:09 AM

I'd like to be better at returning items to the library on time. Or, at least, not holding onto them for months after they were due.

Posted by: sprite at January 2, 2008 10:31 AM

Emma was a struggle for me because I find the main character so appallingly smug that I wanted to smack her about every other page, but Persuasion is now probably my favorite of the four Austen books I've read. I really should get to Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park at some point...

Posted by: KnitPrincess at January 2, 2008 04:53 PM

I do love Jane Austen! All of them, really. And the PBS/Masterpiece Theater showings start next week--yay!

But, I'm sorry, did you say give AWAY books? What a horrible thought! (grin)

Posted by: --Deb at January 2, 2008 06:22 PM

Sadly, 20 does not sound like a lot! One of the things I'd like to do this year is keep my library books to maybe two or three at a time. Fat chance, but I can dream.

I haven't read Persuasion yet. Next up! I think it's the first one PBS is going to air.

Posted by: Carrie K at January 2, 2008 07:10 PM
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