It's finally here, fellow bibliophiles: the end of my semester. Bring on endless time to read, catch up on my DVR, see more movies and play board games! This week I'll catch up on reviews of books and fall television, prepare my Best of 2009 list and, of course, read. It looks like I will make my goal of reading 100 books this year, even though many of them were children's and young adult. Next year, I'm shifting my focus to quality over quantity. Several book bloggers have coined 2010 The Year of Deliberate Reading. I first heard it from the Literate Housewife on Twitter, and I'm using it too. I'll be focusing on reading the finalists in the awards I enjoy the most: the Newbery Award, the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, the National Book Award (fiction), the Pulitzer (fiction), and a few of the "best of the year" lists from publications I trust the most. I also hope to read more classics and more of the books I've been meaning to read forever.
the challenge blog to sign up today! This year, you have your choice of 3, 6, 9, or 12 books (either fiction or nonfiction). Non-bloggers are welcome too! Questions? Ask me!
I have also been blessed with a few blog awards this week! Amused By Books, which has become one of my favorite book blogs, awarded nomadreader the Over the Top award.
In the Hammock awarded me the One Lovely Blog award. I recently discovered this blog, which is mostly devoted to historical romance. I'm trying to read more historical fiction, and she has some great recommendations!
Happy reading everyone!