A few weeks ago, I was talking to Kristin (Always With a Book) on the phone and we got to talking about romance books. Both of us enjoy them- although Kristin is more knowledgeable than I am about the good ones! After talking to her, I began thinking about Valentine’s Day and how I wanted to work with a fellow blogger about great books to read for Valentine’s Day. Together, we have compiled a list- a great list, I think, of books to read for Valentine’s Day. Romance and romantic suspense- happy reading for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading
pride and prejudice
What are your reading goals for 2013?
With all the fesitivies and resolutions of the new year- you may have not been thinking too much about reading goals. But, now that we are a few days into the 2013 year- perhaps it’s time to begin considering some potential reading goals.
My reading goals for 2013:
– Read 115 books in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. for 2012- I challenged myself to originally 100- then I changed it to 110. I ended 2012 with 111 books read.
– Reading at least 13 cozies in the Cruisin Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2013. 13 books will earn me the title of Super Sleuth. Currently, I’m on book 3 in the challenge. I’m anticipating reading some cozies that people have given me over the years that I had not read- as well as continuing with my favorite cozy authors.
– To read 1 or 2 classics- I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 2012. I anticipate reading another Jane Austen- and trying to decide on another classic.
– To read at least 5 books that have been sitting on my “to be read”shelf for some time. I buy books, people give books, books come in for review. And the new ones always catch my attention- so the ones that are on my shelf sit and patiently wait. I need to be more fair to them- it’s time for them to have some time in the spotlight.
– While it’s not a reading goal, exactly, I resolve to keep my Goodreads shelves updated and my real bookshelves organized and nice looking.
Fingers crossed that at the end of 2013- I’ll have met or exceeded my original goals.
Looking for more ideas for reading goals? She Reads has several! And they want to know “What are you reading goals for 2013”? Is it to read more of a particular author? Read the books on your TBR shelf? Try audio? Maybe e-books? Whatever your reading goal- it’s a worthy one- so drop back by and share!
Did I mention that I finished Pride and Prejudice?
Yes, folks, a previous #literaryconfession of mine (never reading Jane Austen) is now a fallacy. False. Not true.
I have read a Jane Austen book. AND I liked it.
Pride and Prejudice, while at times, was a bit of a harder read than what I would have liked- ultimately was a great read. The romance, the language, the customs. Even more, while things may have changed in society- the book is still a relevant piece of literature.
Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time in many ways and Mr.Darcy (eventually) was just the right kind of man to appreciate her. The proposal, the interactions between Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy- wonderful!
Additional thoughts on Pride and Prejudice can be found on Man VS Books Club website (I’ll post a link when it gets posted!)