Melody

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about New Year reading.

With the New Year here already, do you have any reading resolutions or goals (challenges aside) for 2010? Perhaps a new author? Genre? Want to read more non-fiction? Write more reviews?

It is the beginning of a new year, so naturally most people will start to make plans and/or resolutions for the coming year, after all it is always good to plan ahead and have things in order. That said, I will not be making any reading resolutions for this year (or the years ahead), and why is this so? Well, I used to make resolutions in the past, but there were times I got sidetracked by other things, and also some things are just unpredictable so I may as well take things as they are. Still, I don't mean that it is not a good idea to plan or make resolutions, I just take things easily nowadays, and that applies to my reading too. I will still sign up for more reading challenges, I think, after all it is fun and I always love seeing what other readers are reading.

I don't know about you, but I find it a pleasure exploring new authors because you would never expect what you would find in their books, and I love that kind of anticipation. As for reviews, I try to make it a point to write them as soon as after I have finished reading because that is the time where my thoughts on the books remain the freshest.

What about you? Do you make plans or resolutions for the new year?

10 Responses
  1. Alice Teh Says:

    Hi Melody! Happy New Year!

    In my 31 Dec countdown post, I also mentioned I will not be making any resolutions. I will just go with the flow but have a few things in the plan. :)


  2. I am not making any reading resolutions this year either, Melody.

    I do hope to continue to discover new authors--just as you do. You explained why so perfectly.

    I hope you have a great week, Melody.


  3. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I plan to read at least 50 of the books I own that I haven't gotten around to reading because my local library has such a good collection.


  4. Melody Says:

    Alice - Happy New Year to you too, Alice!

    Ah, great minds think alike! :P

    Wendy - I hope to discover more new authors this year! I hope you've a great week too, Wendy!

    Jen - I've just read about your post of your library and I've to say I love your bookshelf, Jen!


  5. Samantha Says:

    My reply is here: http://bookwormsandtea.blogspot.com/2010/01/what-are-you-reading-and-musing-mondays.html

    Unlike you, I did make some resolutions and plans, but they are fairly loose.


  6. caite Says:

    I agree that it is great to explore new authors, new genres and I did more of that last year. But honestly, I feel myself being sucked back to my comfort zone of reading so often. And can that be bad?


  7. Iliana Says:

    I'm with you Melody, I don't really make resolutions either. For me, the most "planned" reading are the challenges. I always hope to read more variety of genres but in the end what counts is to have read some good books.


  8. Lisa Says:

    I don't make strict resolutions for reading either, more like general goals. Like you, I don't wait to write my reviews. I like to do it when the book/characters are fresh in my mind.


  9. Nymeth Says:

    My plans are pretty simple: to slow down, have fun, and enjoy my reading as much as possible. That almost counts as no plans :P


  10. Lisa Says:

    yah it's true, I get sidetracked alot of times too!

    Here's mine