I read an article yesterday on Slate.com about a writer whose New Year’s Resolution last year was to read a book a day for a year. Or at least, an average of a book a day, so 366 books. As someone who read a grand total of 51 books last year, that is INSANE to me. But apparently it worked for him.
Reportedly, he didn’t read one book beginning-to-end every day, but read several books at a time and tried to finish an average of one per day. That almost makes it sound doable, except for the fact that he replaced all his music with audiobooks and most of his internet reading with book reading. As much as I love my books, I’m not sure I could ever replace reading Freshly Pressed and Slate and Cracked and all those other fun sites I’m more or less addicted to with all books, all the time.
On the other hand, it does make me re-think my 60 books goal. If this guy could read 366 books in a year and he has kids, then what’s to say I can’t read, say, 75 or even 100 books? But 100 books is still a book every three or four days, so I don’t know. Maybe I’ll see how these first few weeks of 2013 go and decide from there.
Do you have a goal for how many books you want to read this year? If so, does this article change your mind any? Do you plan to change your habits at all in order to achieve your goal?
- Reading Resolutions 2013 (nothanksidratherread.wordpress.com)
- How to Read 365 Books in 2013 (newser.com)
- 366 Days, 366 Books (slate.com)
- How to Read a Book Every Single Day of the Year (gizmodo.com)