After a few months of neglect, I updated my 2011 Reading page. In the beginning of the year, I was disgusted with my pathetic reading life and resolved to repair it.
I read 26 books last year. Ten were read-alouds for our homeschooling, most of the rest were novels I read for pleasure. I didn't count books I started but didn't finish. There are a lot of those! 26 books is better than zero books, it's true. But it's not quite what I had in mind.
So, in a few hours it'll be a new year. The new year brings a new beginning. I'm not making any commitments, but I'd like to continue to work on my reading life.
This year I'm going to be reading the Bible all the way through. I have tried to do this a few times but have only succeeded once. I don't believe it is a necessary thing to do, but I want to do it this year. I'm trying this plan found on Desiring God.
Besides reading aloud to my kids - in January we'll be doing The Iliad and some Greek plays together, among other things - I want to read one novel and one nonfiction book each month. That will be 24 books just for my own pleasure and edification, better than the 16 I got in this year.
It's a start.
How is your reading life going?