I suck. I mean, I read all of your blogs when I get a chance but I have neglected Planet Books so badly that I feel guilty about it but still haven’t found myself inspired enough to post anything. Well today that inspiration finally hit me. My new and dear friend “LibraryLove” and one of her best friends, “Fa-book-ulous” have started a new blog called Year of the Bookworms 2010. I met these two exciting and interesting book lovers at Jennifer Weiner’s book signing event over the summer and am so glad I did. Their blog will focus on the personal challenge they have made for themselves, to read 52 books in 2010. That’s a book a week!
Well, for those of you who used to read my posts here at Planet Books before I seemingly fell off the blogging earth, I had challenged myself to read thirty-four books this year. Last year I read the thirty-three books I had challenged myself to read for each year I had lived but this year I won’t be hitting that number. I’ve only read seventeen books so far this year and though it is a lot when you think about it, it isn’t thirty-four books. I will probably read another two or three before the end of 2009 but that will only put me at nineteen or twenty books instead of thirty-four. Next year is 2010 and I will turn thirty-five on the first day of it. Once again I will challenge myself to read thirty-five books to match my birthday number. I welcome the challenge and though I won’t hit my number this year, I hope to have success again in 2010.
What about you? Did you make a reading challenge for yourself or with your friends this year? Are feeling good about hitting your goal come New Years Eve or are you feeling down like me about not coming close to your set number? No matter what your reading challenge may or may not be for 2009 or the upcoming 2010, be sure to keep reading. It’s what makes us bookworms. It connects us!