Me? Not so much. I'd love to have that kind of attitude, but I burned out years ago in the corporate world in the high-achieving category. Therefore, I am the blog sloth. (Haha! I kind of like that term!)
But I do always think about what I am doing at the end of every year. I am generally satisfied with my schedule throughout the week. In my case, three book reviews (really not reviews though...maybe rambling would be a better term), something relating to movies on Monday, a picture on Wednesday, and my Sunday Salon. I take Saturdays off.
I will continue to heavily screen review copies, and join few challenges. Fun = good. Stress = bad.
As far as what I want to read though, here are some ideas:
1. Read more free verse. This was WAAAAY outside my comfort zone in 2011, but I have found that I love it. For all of you that are scared, trust me and just try it ONCE. Two titles that I have jotted down are "Perfect" by Ellen Hopkins, and "I Heart You, You Haunt Me" by Lisa Schroeder.
2. Read more graphic novels. Again, a genre that was off the path for me a couple of years ago. Now I can't get enough. Seriously. My library seems to be lacking. I'm going to put my miner's cap on and go digging one of these days.
3. Immerse myself in the wonders of Simon Vance and Robin Sachs. For those of you who don't recognize these names, they are the audiobook voices that will reduce you to a puddle of mush. More digging at the library.
4. Re-reads. Something I very rarely do. Specifically, I want to read "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg, "Beach Music" by Pat Conroy, and Stephen King's collection of short stories "Night Shift". These are all books I remember fondly. I want to see if they hold up.
5. Author projects:
- Karen White - Tradd Street series, because I feel left out.
- John Green - I think I have them all, between my daughter and I.
- Haruki Murakami - I will start with "Kafka on the Shore" and proceed further if I am moved.
- Sarah Pekkanen - If you follow her on Twitter, you will fall in love with her. The fact that everyone loves her books, and that she wrote them in Chuck E. Cheese because she has three boys? Can't resist.
- Kate Atkinson - I need more literary mysteries in my life, and I loved "Case Histories".
- Lisa See - Because she is coming to Orlando in March!
I am sure in 10 minutes I will read one of your posts and come up with more things I want to do, but these are ones that have been brewing for a couple of weeks. Any other suggestions or comments?