This week Booking Through Thursday asks:
So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all? Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!
I must admit, I’m not much of a planner when it come to reading. Somehow it seems my life is so prescribed and ordered in every other area, so I let my reading life be bit whimsical. I read what I feel like, when I feel like it, and I don’t worry whether it’s on the best seller list or not.
And I suppose that’s why I’m a bit wary of joining book challenges so many of you participate in. When I began book blogging I was simply amazed at the plethora of creative reading challeneges book bloggers set for themselves! I know I could never keep up with the requirements of so many challenges. In 2008, I did join Kate’s Short Story Challenge, which I completed and found most beneficial, for it helped me learn to read and-more importantly-learn to enjoy reading short stories.
So with that experience in mind, I’ve chosen one challenge in which to participate this year ~ the World Citizen Challenge, which I’ve selected in honor of my son, who is quite a world citizen himself. He’s traveled to several continents, and divides his time between southern Florida and his wife’s hometown in southern Thailand. He’s learned to live in a totally different culture, and appreciate customs and history far different from those he was raised to find familiar.
While I’m not quite the traveler he is, I can at least learn from my armchair, as I read my way through this challenge. I haven’t yet chosen the books I will read, but will likely be looking for books related to Asian culture.
Other than that, my reading list is wide open…just as I like it to be!
How about you? Do you carefully plan your reading, or simply go with the flow?