Reading for joy, a year’s vacation

Of course we read for plesure, right? However I often find myself caught up in the web of I need to read this, it’s a classic or everybody else is loving this or it’s the next part of a series or… whatever. These are all valid reasons but they are not necessarily going to lead to a plesurable reading experience. Sometimes they do.

One of my reading goals for 2017 is to stop with the forced reading. This year I plan to read whatever I want. I will read for joy. If I start a book that I’m not enjoying I will put that effing thing down WHITOUT FINISHING IT!  That will be a challenge 🙂

There is a time and place to read the heavy stuff, books filled with facts, the ones that take time and effort. I’m not saying I won’t read those books, I probably will. I do enjoy that type of reading, I will not force myself to read a book. That’s the big difference.  I’m taking a year of from the have to’s, a reading vacation.

At the moment I’m reading A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. The second book in a series that begun with A Long Way to A small, Angry Planet. I belive these books are considered young adult and  I’m not supposed to read them. Because I’m old. Well I’m calling bullshit on that, there are a lot of really good books within young adult litterature. Of course there is also a lot of bad ones, that is true whatever genre you are reading. This year I’m not listening to my inner voice telling me what I can and can’t read. I’m gonna read all the nice things!

So my plan for this blog during 2017 is to focus on my reading and to use it to get better at writing (I know my spelling is really really bad…) and better at reading critically. So I have a really low goal at goodreads this year, only 25 books. Hopefully I will read more but if I only read 25 I’m good with that.

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