I have spent the last couple of weeks deciding what I want to do here on this blog. It is evident that I am slacking hard core, and I haven't picked up a book to actually read it and not move it out of my way in months. However, I miss reading. And I still follow about 30 people's book blogs, and although I am not commenting on them, I am still reading them and following what is awesome in the book world.
I miss reading, and I am changing my book goals. In 2010, my goal was 100 books, but I ended up reading 117. In 2011, my goal was 111 but I read less than 30. A big part of this was my changing careers to from a desk job to a stay at home mommy. I no longer listen to audio books, although I severely miss them, and I don't get a lot of time during the day to pick up a book, because it seems my little Lucy has a book tracker and if I do, she hops in my lap and wants to do something else, regardless of what she was in the middle of five minutes ago.
Also, being pregnant with a toddler has been a little more challenging than I thought it would be. As easy going as this pregnancy has been, as in, I haven't suffered any complications and he has been growing normally and every thing has been fine, it is severely exhausting being pregnant this time.
Enough excuses. My goal this year on the book front is a simple, modest 30. I would like to finish about 4ish books a month, which I don't think is asking a lot of myself. I don't want to set myself up for failure, but I also don't want to give up on this blog, or my followers (if I still have any).
So, as it is January 1, 2012, I will start with the books I still have yet to finish, and then move on to the rest of my to be read pile. This way, I also will not feel so bad that I keep buying books, or downloading free ones for my kindle.
So happy new year everyone, and happy reading! I hope you won't give up on me :)