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Musing Mondays (June 4)

June 4, 2012

This week’s musing asks…

Do you have a reading goal for the year, such as __ books? Why or why not?

I usually try to read at least 52 books per year — a book-a-week. From 2002 on, I belonged to a Yahoo! group called “Book-a-Week“, where the main goal was to read 52 books a year. We kept a reading log (and/or book journal), and we let the group know every time we finished a book. Those who met the goal used to get a bookmark from a fellow group member who had also reached their 52-book goal.

So, that has stuck with me, and every year since, I have aimed to read 52 books/year. Mind you, nowadays, that isn’t hard. Now I read approximately 70-80 books per year, so it’s fairly easy to hit 52 — heck, for this year, I’ve already read 40 books, and it’s only June! :P

Either way, I don’t participate in the BaW group much, any more. But, I still do aim for that number, and I still keep a book journal of what I’ve read. I will probably always do the book journal thing, at the very least, as it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for my reading.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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  1. My GoodReads goal is to read 50 books this year, I’m at 26 right now.
    Here’s my MM:

  2. Being retired I find I have more time to read, which is great, because I love reading.

    Here is my answer for this week…

  3. Things like planning and goals are not really my thing, as you can see from my Musing Monday.

  4. After hitting the low 90s for a few years, in 2011 my goal was to get to 100. And I made it with 114 new books and about 20 re-reads. This year I’m reading longer stuff so my goal is 52 and I’m already up to 26 with about 4 re-reads.

  5. I’m doing the Goodreads challenge and my goal is 100 books. Good luck with your goals this year!
    My Musing Mondays:

  6. Alicia♥ permalink

    Click here for my Monday Musing! :

    Have a happy week ahead :)

  7. I set a goal through GoodReads.. sometimes I meet it, sometimes I don’t :)

    Here’s my Musing Monday :)

    Happy Reading!

  8. Here’s my Musing Monday post

    Thanks for hosting this!

  9. wcs53 permalink

    I like this question. I enjoy keeping track of the books I’ve read. Here’s my answer:

  10. I liked this weeks question… I could have went on forever….

  11. Great question. I think 52 books is a great goal. glad to hear you’ve been able to hit that goal frequently. Here’s my MM:

  12. I went a little overboard when answering! Here is mine –

  13. carvedbytheshadows permalink

    I had a reading goal until recently, but decided I needed a change. Here is my answer:

  14. Good question

    Here’s my Monday Musing

  15. Great question! Here’s my answer:

  16. I do not keep track, but I should start

  17. I set the goal for 100 books this year.
    My full answer is posted.

  18. Patricia @ Lady with Books permalink

    My answer

    (ugh. tired. need sleep. too lazy to do HTML)

  19. I track right now, but am debating whether to do it next year..

  20. Soon, I will accomplish my reading goal for this year, soon I will be adding more books to my Goodreads challenge

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