Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Paula's Top Ten Reading Goals for 2013

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Hello all! I hope the first week of 2013 has treated you well :D As the new year rolled in I got really excited about completing 2012's goals and making a new pretty list of 2013's reading challenges. This year I have significantly lowered my numerical  goals (book count, page count) because - thanks to my job at a fabric company I am surrounded by fabric in my apartment - and I need to spend some time on my other hobby: sewing. (wahh having 2 time consuming hobbies!)

So here are my Top Ten (cough 8) 2013 reading goals:

1. Read at least 40 books
2. Read at least 15,000 pages
3. Read 5 books from my shelf before buying more (always a difficult one >_< )
4. Read 5 books that have been on my "to-read" list for over a year
5. Read The Lord of The Rings trilogy
6. Read further into the Discworld series
7. Read a book over 500 pages long
8. Read a book of short stories

I think (hope) those are manageable goals for this year.
I look forward to seeing what every one is challenging themselves to do this year!



68 comments :

  1. Nothing like refining your goals through a series of posts. :) You have some super ambitious goals this year. I'm impressed.

    I'm reading LOTR this year, too. Actually it's a reread, and I'm right there with you on the TBR reads. So important. Happy reading!

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  2. Oh, I absolutely ADORE the Discworld. Making Money is one of my faves, but the entire Sam Vimes series is also well-loved.

    (I could only come up with 7 for my list, so you did better than me!)

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  3. Wow, great list of diverse goals! The one where you have to read 5 books before buying more is a good idea. Hard to stick to I bet, but nonetheless, a good idea ;)

    Good luck with your goals & I hope you find a suitable balance between sewing and reading!

    I recently blogged about my 2013 goals while celebrating my blogoversary.

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  4. oooh I love the idea of reading 5 books that be on your list for over a year! My biggest book goal is to start a book club (online and/or local)

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  5. I always plan on not buying another book until reading 5 from my shelves, and I think it has yet to work. The problem is that sales and kindle daily deals come along and I just can't resist.

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  6. Awesome goals! Good luck with them

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  7. These sound doable. You'll feel especially good after you do 3 and 4, probably the hardest because we keep lusting after new releases. Happy reading in 2013. My post is up.

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  8. I'm a big fan of the local library, particularly since they have a great selection of new stuff *and* they let me borrow ebooks, from my iPad no less! It's really hard to argue with (kinda) free books :)

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  9. This is a good, realistic list. I hope it goes well for you :)

    Jenny @ Book Sojourner

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  10. oooh...looks like a fun challenge. If I can figure out some good, viable goals, I'll be back to sign up. Your goals look good...although finishing old stuff before buying new is SO hard, isn't it? haha

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  11. Finishing some of my unread books over newer ones to my collection is also on my list.

    Good luck with your goals :-)

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  12. I love the simplicity of your list. I think the Discworld one will be easiest to complete - those books are so addictive! Watching The Hobbit over Christmas made me want to read the book again - everyone should have a bit of Tolkein on their list. Good luck with meeting your reading goals this year :-)

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  13. Great list of reading goals. Good luck with completing them all.

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  14. I completely understand being torn between two hobbies! You have to find some balance.

    #3 Reading books you already have before buying more is soooooo hard to do!

    And I thought reading a book of short stories was a unique/fun goal! I enjoyed Laini Taylor's Lips Touch Three Times.

    Good luck with your goals!

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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  15. "3. Read 5 books from my shelf before buying more (always a difficult one "

    I agree, this is a tough one!

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    1. I hope you achieve some, if not all, of your goals this year! Good to see I'm not the only one who struggles to read books I already own because I keep purchasing/borrowing/receiving new ones!

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  17. I think your short story resolution is great. I feel like I never explore essays, short story, or poetry, but it would be good to try it out. I hope it goes well!

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  18. Great goals! Definitely read LOTR! :D

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  19. Finally got around to joining in on this!

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  20. This is a great list! I want to read more books I own before I go out and get more. Good luck with your goals!

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  21. Great goals! I am hoping to finish the Lord of the Rings trilogy this year too. I read the first one last year, now I just need to make time for the next two.

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  22. Great list! Gives me some more good ideas to do this year :)

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  23. Great goals! I hope you are able to get to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it is awesome.

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  24. Happy New Year everyone! May we all achieve our goals this year. ;)

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  25. I went more bookish resolutions than reading goals, but the idea is the same! :) Good luck to everyone with their goals!

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  26. Extra good luck on goal 5. It's always hard to stick to what's already on your shelf when the bookstore calls to you

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  27. I wish you luck with your goals, and extra luck with #3. Buying books are so easy...but actually reading them isn't always so easy. Good luck with all your sewing!

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  28. Great list of bookish goals! Much simpler than my goals! Luck to both of us! Lucky 13, right?!? ;)

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  29. I really like your goal of reading a book of short stories. I don't do that nearly as often as I would like. Look forward to seeing your progress!

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  30. Ooooo - I should read Lord of the Rings!!!!

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  31. We have a lot of the same goals, and I'm surprised to find that I'm not the only person on earth who hasnt read the Lord of the Rings, haha. Thanks!

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  32. Great list! I love Lord of the Rings and the Discworld series, so I hope you enjoy both of those. Good luck with your goals!

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  33. Love your goals. I share many of the same ones. I hope you are able to get to do all of them this year!

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  34. Discworld made my resolution list too. I didn't a read a single Terry Pratchett novel last year and I miss that little world of his. :)

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  35. Excited to try and stick to my goals. Wish everyone else luck as well!

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  36. Great goals, especially the one about reading more of what you have before getting more books! I'm just not sure I could stick to that one!

    Julie~ My TTT at New Adult Addiction

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  37. I like the reading books before buying more one! I need to try that >.>

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  38. Great goals. I have to read some of my Kindle freebies, I feel like a hoarder :)

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    1. That's one of my goals too! I must've downloaded half of Project Gutenberg at least

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  39. Terry Pratchett is on my list too. I own all the books, but only read about half. :)

    Shannon @ Rex Robot Reviews

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  40. Great topic! I was running out of specific books to recommend anyway so this is useful :D

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  41. Great list! I definitely need to join you on number 3. I neglect so many of my books! And people keep recommending the Discworld novels to me so I really must get round to reading them. :)

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

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  42. I plan the read the LotR trilogy this year too. :)

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  43. Great list! Although I didn't even THINK about reading books before buying any more, because I know I just can't do it.

    Check out my list here if you'd like to.

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  44. I'm going to try to read more of my owned books as well, lol, much as it pains me! Great goals!

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  45. Love your list! I too am hoping to read short stories in 2013 - I find that that is something I can actually commit to in my after-work-zombie mode. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I have a TBR list from 2009 that I need to complete!! :)

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  47. Just joined in on the Tuesday Top Ten fun!

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  48. I enjoyed doing my first Top Ten Tuesday, and it was easier than I thought it would be! Thanks :)

    Nay x

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  49. Reading LOTR is on my list, as well as a new genre/book series to attempt.
    Good luck reaching your reading goals!

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  50. Great Top Ten Tuesday! :) It was really fun! :)

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  51. These are some great goals -- especially reading The Lord of the Rings. That's been a goal of mine forever. One of these days I'll sit down with it, probably when my kid is ready for it. :)

    This meme really got me thinking about my goals and I appreciate it! Thanks so much!

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  52. I hear you with trying to read books you've already bought before buying any more. Right now my budget is kind-a tight so I really hope I can do this one too!

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  53. I made a couple of your goals my own: http://neyhart.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-reading-goals-for-2013.html?m=1

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  54. Ooh great goal "Read a 500 page book" I have read a lot of books, but not many over 500 pages lately.

    Good luck with your goals!(:

    My TopTenTuesday http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-bookish-goals.html

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  55. Paula, I'm surprised you've never read LOTR, you're in for a treat and they will definitely help with the page count! As for 500 pages, any of the HP books should work ;)

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  56. I'm noticing that "stop buying books" is a common one. :) I know the feeling.

    Ooh, Discworld. That series is so awesome. I need to dig back into that one too.

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  57. I like your goals (i may have taken a few for myself since it's really hard to come up with 10!) You must read The Lord of the Rings!! (just saying)

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  58. Your goals are great! Especially number 8! I have barely read ANY short stories! I always think it would be hard to connect to the characters in only 60 or so pages. Write a post on any good short story collections you find!

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  59. I love the simple goals you listed. Mine are more long-winded. Typical! This is my first time doing Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for hosting such a great meme. Don't know why it took me so long.

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  61. Love this meme, glad I found it. Will be back

    I may have to tweak my goals, but At least I have them written down now!

    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  62. This looks like my list, but OCD, the Dude, and Me is new. It sounds so awesome. Thanks for the heads up on that one! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1lO

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