Lazy Sunday Thoughts: More Time

If you're like me, you live in a part of the world that participated in Falling Back this morning. By setting back our clocks, we gained an extra hour today. How will you spend it? Sleeping in? Reading in bed another hour?

While we're on the subject of time, there are 56 days left of this year. Goodreads has been kind enough to tell me how many books I need to read to make my goal of 100 books read this year. I have 22 books to read to meet that goal. That's 3 books a week. The way things are going I don't think I'll make it. Well, no one is going to take me out back and shoot me if I don't. I set that goal myself, mostly because I've come close to 100 other years but didn't quite make it. It seemed doable in January 2011. I'm not usually interested in numbers but having it written down and in my face every time I log in makes a difference. I give it a sidelong glance as I update my books page.

At your current pace, you're 6 books (7%) behind.

Thanks, Goodreads. You're a pal.

What about you? Did you set a reading goal for the year? Will you reach it? Does it matter to you?

We had a little bit of snow yesterday, the first snow of the year, and while it all melted, it did make me think of Christmas. I try to buy books for people if I can but it's getting harder. I'm so particular about my own books, how can I pick someone a book I know they are going to love? My nieces and friend's kids are the most difficult. I don't know what they have or what they like. I'm thinking it's gift certificates for them. I'm fairly certain about the girl though, as long as she doesn't download them from the library first.

As for me, I'm asking Santa Baby for a Kobo Vox. They look so shiny. Anyone buy one yet?

Let's return to the present. I'm reading India Black and the Widow of Windsor. I'm enjoying this series. It's funny and just a teeny bit raunchy. I also started Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. Not sure what to make of it yet.

In the mail, The Doll by Daphne du Maurier arrived for a blog tour in December and an unsolicited mystery titled Red Means Run arrived.

How was your reading week?


  1. This was going to be the topic of my Sunday Salon post too (if I can be bothered to write it on this wonderfully lazy Sunday!). I have 13 more books to read to meet my goal of 150. I had originally set it at 100 but summer was crazy productive reading-wise! :D

    While the number isn't really important for me, it's the first time I'm keeping track of how much I read and it's turned out to be really interesting. Reading at all is an accomplishment so I think you're doing great!

  2. One year I did set a 100 books reading goal thinking it would be a breeze since I read 114 books the previous year. I didn't make it.

    I already whiled away the bonus hour by sleeping in. :-)

  3. Reading goals...meh. I used to care, but then something Or to be more accurate: Netflix. ;) But really I don't worry about it. I just read what I can and am happy with that.

    As for my reading week, it also was meh. I just couldn't get into a rhythm...but hopefully this week, I can.

  4. I'm 7% behind on my reading goal as well. That said, I've already read more than 100 books this year so I think the goal I set was a tad ambitious.

  5. My reading week was pretty good since I think I'm finally on my way out of a slump.

    This year has been interesting, reading-wise. I had high hopes of reaching 52 books this year. I wasn't sure who my reading would work out with Greyson getting older. At 18 months he still pretty much wants me involved in his playtime and all that, so I won't be reaching that goal. Here's hoping next year we can find a balance of autonomy for G and reading time for mama. lol

  6. I had a pretty good reading week which is good because I am 30 books away from my goal of 100 books this year. I made it last year but I had two long dry reading spells this year and that has set me back.

  7. I spent the extra hour taking my time to get ready for church. How lovely it was to wake up in the sunlight again! (Although I do love these darkened days for reading.)

    I received The Doll, too. Love Daphne du Maurier, can't wait to discover her 'lost stories' with you.

  8. My reading goal was 100 books for the year too. I originally thought I wouldn't be able to do it but I have 16 books to go and I think it's doable so we'll see!

  9. I am exactly 7% behind as well according to GoodReads!

  10. I am just slightly ahead on my annual reading goal for GoodReads (I recently upped the goal to 65 from 60), but I don't know if I'm going to meet mine, either. I don't really mind. It's more just an easy way to see how many books I've read. Actually, I feel like GoodReads is even WORSE when it asks you to fill out its "Best of 2011" poll. I have never read (or even heard of) SO MANY of the books on that poll, so how can I possibly vote?! And then I feel very behind, reading-wise.

  11. Goals? What are these goals of which you speak?

    I'm gives me an excuse to keep buying books.


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