2011 Reading Goals: Mid-Year Check In!

So... you probably don't want to hear this but we hit the midpoint of 2011. The year is half gone. Yes, really and no, I don't want to think about that too deeply either. I know that many of you, like myself, have some loose reading goals and it's really the perfect time to check in and see how we are all doing with them.

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Image credit: Marisa DiFillippo

As I wrote at the end of last year, my 2011 reading goals are pretty simple.

Read more in 2011 than I did in 2010. I'm rocking along on this one. Last year I only read 80 books. This year I'm already over 60. Woo!

Be smarter about how I request books from the library. Honestly, this is always going to be a work in progress. I'm still requesting more books than I have time to read but I'm doing much better at managing my holds -- something that is super important this year as we're travelling a lot more than we have in the past. (Don't be too jealous. We do not have a single trip planned where one of us is not working/attending a conference.)

Read more of my own books. I'm doing pretty good on this though the numbers are a bit padded because I keep buying e-books and then reading them. I can't help it. I really love reading e-books on my iPad.

Find the fun in book blogging again. I have FOUND THE FUN again. Unfortunately I'm still lacking the TIME. I'm working on it.

What do I need to do for the rest of the year? I need to keep on keeping on with just reading as a whole. I've got really great numbers. I need to blog more, request a few less books and pick up a few more books off of my own shelves.

How are you doing with your 2011 reading goals? Are you changing any of them for the rest of 2011?

BlogHer Book Club Host Karen Ballum also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.


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