- Double the amount of reviews that I write! I know that this may be a lofty goal, but I truly believe that I can meet this goal, especially when you read some of my additional goals below. The way I see it, I had 53 reviews in 2008. Some of these reviews included multiple books, but I want to increase my number of reviews (not books!) based on this set number. So, all in all, my goal is 100 reviews for 2009 . . . a little short of double, but a nice round number nonetheless!
- Complete ALL challenges that I am currently signed up for and for those that I sign up for in the future months. Since I am a first time challenger this year, I will try to be realistic and sign up for a reasonable amount of challenges! I will post periodically in regards to my updates! Today's update: 4 total challenges (details on 2 more coming soon!), 3 just beginning, 1 almost done (half a book left).
- Review more children's books. This is one that I have been wanting to do for some time now. I love children's books, read quite a few of them with my two kids, and know many of my friends that are always looking for good ones. I have decided to make it a personal goal of mine during these next few years to read all prize winners (e.g., children, adults, fiction, non-fiction, etc.). This year's award that I will be focusing on is those books that have received the Caldecott Medal (the honor of the best children's picture book of the year). I will post the list of award winners in the near future for my own personal interest and for anyone else that may be interested.
That's it! As I review my reading resolutions for the year, I feel really positive that I will be able to meet these goals! I do have a busy year, but I remain confident . . . we will see if it lasts!!
Now, my questions for you . . . do you have any 2009 reading resolutions? If so, what are they? Please feel free to share them here or post a link to your blog in the comments section. I want to hear your ambitions too!!