The Bout of Books read-a-thon starts on Monday and I've started to think about what I want to achieve during it. My reading has been slowing down considerably, due to a number of different factors, but mainly work. May is exam season for me at school and getting the children ready during the final push of the last few weeks is both tiring and emotionally draining. I've been coming home and slumping in front of the TV most nights. And then on weekends, I've been doing yet more work and decorating our new house. Reading has taken a back seat.
But I'm missing reading, and in particular I'm missing that wonderful feeling you get when you finish a book and get to choose a new one. I've been reading Wuthering Heights and Salt, Sugar, Fat concurrently for almost a week now and I'm starting to get annoyed with not finishing either one, although I am loving both. I need to re-prioritise and make some more time for reading, so the read-a-thon is a perfect opportunity for this.
I would like to:
1. Read for at least one hour every day. This may not sound like a lot for some, but for me at the moment it's a big step up and will fit with my work schedule. At the weekend, I want to read for two hours a day.
2. Also free up some time to spend visiting other blogs and finding some new blogs to follow.
That's it! I'm not going to set any goals apart from that as the act of getting back into reading is the main thing for me. As for the books I hope to read, I'm going to read for pleasure and on a whim, as I'm focused on getting the enjoyment back :)