Happy New Year, readers, bloggers, and bookworms!
New year, new challenge. Once again, I’m participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where one sets a goal for a number of books to read in that year. The books need to be completely read, and they can be anything: children’s books, nonfiction, fiction, manga, comics, you name it! In 2011, I read 55/55 for my very first challenge, and in 2012 I read 51/45 for my second challenge.
This year, I’m shooting for 50. It looks like I can manage.
Another personal goal, as a poor graduate student/bookseller, is to check out books from the library more often. I get a great discount as a bookseller, and tend to run off and buy every book in sight that I’m slightly interested in. This year, I’m going to slow down, read the book at the library, and then go through the inner debate of “Should I buy the ebook or the print book?” [Hint: I may have a Nook, but I still tend to veer toward print book.]
What is your reading challenge for 2013? Do you have any personal book goals?
4 thoughts on “Happy New Year! New Book Challenge”
This is my book challenge too! I’m also doing the Eclectic reader challenge posted on my blog, its exciting! 😉
Those yard sales, salvation army sales, thrift stores are good places to check out some books for really cheap! (I have a half-priced books bookstore so that’s really handy!) Sometimes you might come across a book you really do want to read. 🙂 I personally think e-books can sometimes be cheaper or used books from Amazon are sometimes a good deal.
I used to live a few streets over from a Half Price Books. I’m so sad Philadelphia doesn’t have one, but there are plenty of used bookstores in the area I should get out. Yes, ebooks are generally cheaper anyway. I’m still getting used to ereading technology. 80-year-old at heart 🙂
I know I love just the feel of a book in hand but I’m a broke college student as well so have to compromise. 😦 That’s why i sometimes buy used Amazon books instead that look and feel worn even though I’m a neat freak about books.
Oh gosh, I’m definitely a neat freak too! And yet, there’s something warm and comforting about a second-hand book that’s been torn, worn, written-in, and creased.