It’s that time of year again, where people are making resolutions and breaking resolutions. I tend to be more interested in and successful at book-related resolutions, which are more fun than regular resolutions, anyway.
For me, I have a few random literary resolutions this year. I always hesitate to pre-plan my reading too much because, quite frankly, I flit from one interest to another fairly quickly, so I know I am just setting myself up to fail if I have an overly rigid agenda of what I want to read for even a couple of months, let alone an entire year. But I have developed three that I think are achievable.
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Now, here’s some food for thought. Literally!
Do you plan your cooking around your reading? Do you plan your reading around your eating? Or do they never correlate in your mind?
I must confess, it isn’t something I thought a lot about until I recently was catching up with Elise Bishop, one of my former college professors/bosses. She’s a regular blog reader, and when I told her I was always open to blog post idea suggestions, she told me I ought to write about the connection between literature and food. Thanks for the great suggestion, Mrs. B.!
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What was your year in reading like?
I know a lot of my bookish friends tend to describe their year in reading by how many books they read — and I do that too — but that still doesn’t say much about your year in reading, like what you were actually reading in those 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, etc. books you read over the course of 2016.
And, so to that end, I thought I’d recap my year in reading –a lot of which did not end up on the blog — and you could share your year in reading in the comments.
Note: not all of the books I mention are available in the library, but we can certainly try to get them for you through ILL if you’re interested!
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DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!
Worst thing I have ever read.
This book stinks!
Ever read any of these on an Amazon review? Ever intentionally sought out books with bad reviews? Now’s your chance since one of the challenges in the 2016 Library Challenge is to do just that – read a book with a bad review.
I must confess, this challenge probably amused me the most of any of the ones on this list when I first read it at the beginning of this year.
Because, really, how hard is it to find a book with bad reviews?
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They say never judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest: we all judge books by their cover, don’t we?
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Do you practice tsondoku?
You know, the practice of acquiring books and then leaving them unread, usually in piles, so they at least can keep each other company?
Well, you might have a little harder time finding a book for this challenge. . . .
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As someone who has been an avid reader since childhood, I’ve always found one of the most nightmarish scenarios in literature the one that Ray Bradbury presents in Fahrenheit 451 where all books are banned.
To that end, September 25-October 1 is Banned Books Week, which makes it the perfect time to cross that requirement of reading a banned book off your library challenges list.
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