Like a million other bloggers out there, I am posting about my New Year's resolutions today! I know I make them every year, and I do stick to some of them. But I have found that "absolutism" when it comes to resolutions is not always the best fit for me. It makes me feel claustrophobic and stuck. But I have been thinking about what I might do this year, and, because I am trying desperately to go more minimalist in my life, I have decided to tackle my growing TBR pile!
I am the first to admit it: My "To Be Read" pile is totally out of control. I have so many wonderful books just waiting to be read! It seems like I constantly acquire new books--and we won't even get started on my Kindle collection. But in the last few weeks, I have decided that enough is enough. I have to get through the TBR pile, because it is just wrong to let it keep collecting dust and taking up space. I am making a vow (and now in public) that I am not buying another physical book for the next 365 days. At first, I thought that I would try buying no books at all for the next year...but I know that is failure waiting to happen! So, I compromised. I can buy e-books, but only if I am absolutely desperate to read something that has just been released. But as far as a hard copy...nope, not going to buy it!
I have to be held accountable for these kinds of things, so I am either going to do my usual Goodreads challenge, or I am going to join one of the many "TBR" challenges out there. It will be nice to keep track and know that I am making progress!
So, what are your New Year's Resolutions? Are they bookish? Personal? Or, did you just decide not to make one at all?
Susan Sierra is a historical and contemporary romance writer. She loves books and old letters, adores her dog and family, and has a deep and committed love affair with coffee. She spent time as an undergraduate studying (having fun) in Mexico, went on to work for a large regional magazine as a copy editor, and then decided that she hadn’t tortured herself enough in life...so she went to graduate school. After many years, she walked away with a PhD and an unhealthy relationship with Charles Dickens. She hopes to complete her first full-length novel in 2015.
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