So let me start by saying I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not that I don’t like making life changes, it’s just that making a New Year’s Resolution sets you up for failure. You’re bound to slip, and then since it’s no longer the New Year it doesn’t stick. But I had an idea today, and I want to try it, and since it starts around New Year’s….bah. Putting goals in writing helps you stick to them so here it is anyway:
Sunday Reading Hour – For one hour on Sundays, I will read a book, for me.
Now I read every day, out loud to Bunny, and I love it. But somewhere in the last couple years I stopped reading for myself as much as I used to. And as much as reading to her is important, I want her to see me read again. My reading has migrated mostly to times she doesn’t see: rare baths and 2 sentences in bed before I pass out. More recently, I’m not even reading before bed (well blog posts and news articles, many very good ones, but not a book.)
In the past I’ve set goals to finish a certain number of books in a year. But here’s the thing, I’m a slow reader, so if I get on a book that’s longer and taking a while, finishing it to hit my quota took some of the fun out of it. So by just setting aside an hour for reading a week, I can just enjoy it and not worry about how many I finish.
Also, to clarify, it’s not that I’ll only read 1 hour a week, it’s that I’m dedicating that regular time to myself to read.
I have several books in queue, but any suggestions? What books are in your 2014 queue? Anyone want to join me in Sunday Reading Hour?