Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve completed some really outstanding books this year including The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg, Dearie by Bob Spitz, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, and Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton, just to name a few. Where I really failed though is in the sheer number of books completed (ironic seeing as I write for a blog named for the act of reading a ridiculous amount of books in a year) and blog posts written. So, in place of a “best of” list, I give you my “2013 New Year’s Book Resolutions” which will hopefully help me land on the “Nice” list next year.
I will forge ahead and turn off the television
Since moving in (alone) to my new apartment this year, it has become a habit to flip on the television for background noise even if I’m not watching. Then, when I sit down to enjoy a book and some trashy tv (my favorite) comes on, my attention span is shot and my IQ drops a bit. This year I will turn off the television and give my undivided attention to the words on the page. All those abandoned books deserve it.
When I finish a good book, I will share it with all of you
This section could be comprised of a laundry list of excuses for my absence in 2012, but that wouldn’t help either of us. I hereby promise that when I finish books this year, whether they be new ones or the bookmarked hardcovers on my shelf, I will be dedicated to writing down my opinions and sharing them with all of our wonderful readers right here at Reflections of a Book Addict.