Me when i worked i didnt need any goals i read crime,noir,sf,fantasy,classic non-genre,classic genre,historical fiction or whatever whenever i wanted.
When i went back to Uni for a master degree in library science i felt like i needed goals to remember reading books for fun and not just for school work.
Also im from Somalia and live in western world i cant just read noir, fav american authors, euorpean,latin etc. I feel the need to read African lit, to read fiction, non-fiction of modern post colonial Africa. Get closer to home that is forever lost in my lifetime at-least.
Books isnt escapism,entertaiment for me as it was before. I try to read political,social realism books like 1984 which said alot to me about our world today. He even foresaw how rich western companies,economist would force poor people in Asia,Africa,Americas in slave like labor.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
I have three informal reading projects on the go that I hope to make progress in:
1. 19th century stuff
- I've been going through wiki's "year in literature" lists, picking out a few highlights here and there to read. I'm up to the 1840s and would hope to at least get to the 1860s by the end of the year.
2. 20th century modernists and their successors
- I'm taking a more scattered sampling of these, trying out some of the more experimental writers or books I haven't gotten to yet. Just read the first book in John Dos Passos's USA trilogy, The 42nd Parallel. Hope to get up to some more recent writers by year's end.
2. ancient history
- read some Diodorus and re-read Herodotus and Thucydides last year, hope to get through Xenophon, Arrian, and Polybius this year.
I am going to try to remember to read more books that are not my textbooks or otherwise required reading for school.
It's not much of a goal, but ever since I went back to school I have fallen into this bad habit of not reading for FUN as often as I used to.
I'd like to finish books one at a time.
I tend to read 3 or 4 at a time, and that way sometimes I get distracted or mix details up. Or I spend more time with one book and lose interest because I didn't come back to another book soon enough.
So this year, one at a time, two at most. I will keep them in separate genres though.
My goal for 2012 is to enjoy reading "real" books and not get thrown into the Kindle era.
I want to read the Hunger Games trilogy.The production finished filming many parts of the film in my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.
I want to finish reading all of the Tarzan of the Apes Burroughs books as it is Tarzan's 100th Birthday in 2012.
I am looking forward to more Lee Child, Michael Connelly, T Jefferson Parker, Craig McDonald, and whatever catches my eye over the enxt 12 months.
Heard about the Peter and the Starcatchers books, my goal is now to read the books.
Sure it does. The Kindle gives you the content. It's not about real books, just like an MP3 player isn't about real CDs.
Not that there's anything wrong with e-books, but people who prefer real books have no use for them.
Yeah. It's the medium for reading.
The thing is that there's this undercurrent that the boogeyman is going to come along and take all the "real" books and we'll be "forced" to read on e-readers.
I was firmly convinced that I'd never want an e-reader. Then my office got us I-Pads to hold our legal files when we go to court. At this point, I'd much rather read books on my I-Pad with the Kindle app than read "real" books.
Haha, I don't get the boogeyman thing. Plenty of people read real books and e-books. It's not an either-or thing.
My reading goal for 2012?
Learn to read. Next year I may finally learn to write.
i'd like to read more biographies. and maybe some 'classic' novels i haven't got around to reading yet.