Reading-wise, it was a prolific year in 2020. I read 155 books, some of which were picture books, short stories, poetry, and novellas. Although I began a reading challenge, I couldn’t keep up with the prompts. Instead, I read as my mood (and blog tours!) dictated.
Before 2020, I had barely read (and logged) 24 books in a year, so I was surprised that I could fit in so many in an unusual, anxiety-filled year. But in doing so, I felt so burned out by December that I had decided to take a break over the winter holidays–which is still continuing into 2021.
Reading plans for 2021
I haven’t set myself a Goodreads target and neither was I going to take up any other reading challenges.
However, things changed when I noticed a tweet about Blogchatter’s 2021 reading challenge. What I like most about it is that there are no prompts and I’m free to choose any genre. I intend to read more non-fiction this year and finally pick up all the paperbacks I’ve been buying.
I have never registered on Blogchatter, even though I’ve been aware of the platform since 2019–especially Blogchatter A2Z. I have trouble with writing consistently, so I didn’t want to commit to something I may not be able to see through. But when I heard about the Reading Challenge, I knew I couldn’t stay away any more.
I’ve decided to register for the Blogchatter Reading Challenge 2021 and I’ve set myself a decent target of 24 books. I’m yet to make a list but I’ll do that by and by.
Love of reading
I’ve always loved to read and in school, I would read as many books as the library would allow me to borrow. I remember being scolded by the librarian once because I was lost in a Tintin comic book and I didn’t hear her speak to me.
I don’t have the luxury of getting into “the zone” while reading anymore, courtesy a highly inquisitive and talkative 4-year-old. But I hope to convert him into an avid reader as well, so that we can both dive into books together!
So there, I’m participating in the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter! You’ll hear from me during the monthly check-in next.