I hate making resolutions - the last time I successfully made (and more importantly, kept) New Year's resolutions was the year I found out I was pregnant with Willow (and yes, that was one of the resolutions). Everyone sees the new year as a fresh start and wants to eat better, exercise more... so I won't even mention those.
Instead, I challenge myself to finish 100 books in 2008.
Think I can do it? I would say when I am in the mood I read between 2 - 3 books a week. The challenge would be to keep myself interested in reading. The knitting may suffer. Or my insomnia might just get stronger for it - I don't know. I bought Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Journal to help me keep track of the books. I'll probably whip myself up an excel spreadsheet as well because I am interested in what I am reading - what is the percent of sci-fi versus romance versus historical fiction? How many pages by the end of the year? Who do I read the most?
On the last day of each month I will update you on how many books I have read - and maybe by the end of 2008 I can think up some nifty contest to go along with either my raging success or abysmal failure. How many books do you think I can read in 2008?