Jun 25, 2012

Musing Monday

This week’s musing asks…

Do you set goals for yourself, while reading? For example, “I want to get this book finished this weekend“, or “I will read __ pages today“, etc. Why, or why not?

I really try not to do this to myself ~ I want to remain in that place where I read for the joy of the story. BUT, since I've started this blog, I've started to make a reading schedule, thinking "I really need to get some more reading done this weekend..." It's something I try to avoid because I find that when I turn a hobby into a pressured obligation, it's not as much fun. Nothing would break my heart more than if reading wasn't fun for me anymore...

Happy Reading Everyone:)

~ Keely ~


  1. I agree, sometimes blogging makes reading seem like a chore rather than something fun we enjoy.

    Mine: http://bookyaddict.blogspot.ie/2012/06/do-you-set-goals-for-yourself-while.html

  2. I like your answer. Reading is supposed to be fun! I get enough deadlines at school, so I don't set them for reading.

  3. I don't set a schedule, but I have a yearly goal. My Goodreads 2012 challenge goal is 400 books. I started blogging last month and it has really reduced my reading- I think I'm 11 books behind on my goal. But the tradeoff is that I've heard about- and read- some great books that I only learned about on someone's blog.

    I probably should set some kind of schedule to plan to have some quiet reading time every day. Not a page count goal, but just time set aside each day for me to read.

  4. Reading is what I wanna do. With or without goals!

    Here is my post.

  5. Few goals, no schedule, few commitments...I don't this to feel like a job!

  6. It is hard to keep a blog going without setting reading goals. I know what you mean :)


  7. I always tell myself that I need to read, and actually it's all I ever want to do. My plans always change though, which is why I always have a book with me, just in case those plans change in the favor of reading.

  8. I so totally agree with you! Sometimes I wish I never committed myself to reviewing. I want to get back to reading for the joy of it and I'm hoping that will happen for me soon.


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