Sunday, 6 January 2013

How many books!?

New Years resolutions.... I don't smoke, I hardly drink, I do need to get fit and loose weight but I will most definitely break that one, so I have decided to set myself a goal to read and review 50 books this year. It is, for once a resolution that I will actually enjoy. I was going to go for a hundred, but lets face it, to read and review them... that's just under two books a week, and I'm a single Mummy to two, one of which is a baby, so one hundred read and reviewed, just is not going to happen.

No doubt there will be serious book bloggers out there who may laugh at my feeble effort. They could easily manage 100 books in a year and review them with pretentious language that scares away a large proportion of their readers. Oh well, middle finger to you lot! Hopefully there's not too many of those types about.

This is a personal goal for myself and if anyone decides to pick up a book after reading my blog then I will be very happy. I think it's extremely important to instill a love of books in our children from an early age. Too many people nowadays think books are boring and there are so many more exciting things out there. How wrong they are, there is nothing greater than getting lost in another world, caught up in the drama of characters lives and even learning other peoples views of the world in non-fictional texts.

I will not be reading just one particular genre of books, I adore so many, both fiction and non-fiction, biography and memoirs, crime, historical fiction, spirituality, chick lit, cookbooks, parenting, fantasy, horror, mystery, the list goes on. I'm not a literary snob (which I'm sure you've gathered) I enjoyed (hmm enjoyed may be too strong a word...) E.L.James, 50 Shades trilogy, but yes I could also see it wasn't exquisitely written. I love reading and I want to spend my spare time reading, learning and writing. This is just my starting point. Hopefully there will be something for everyone.

My reviews, I hope, will give a good overall view of the book, (without giving too much away) easy to read and most importantly honest! If anyone has any recommendations then feel free to share them with with me.

I have also set my eldest child a goal to read 10 books this year before bed, a challenge which is being enjoyed so far. Perhaps you may find some reviews of the books read by my eldest also!

Thank you for reading, I look forward to connecting with you all, and remember:

''The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.''
-Mark Twain