Happy Sunday!! I hope you guys are having a fantastical day so far and if not…go grab some chocolate! 😉 Chocolate aside today’s Stop & Chat is about something near, dear and completely frustrating for me.
I started blogging in November 2012. From January to October 2012 I read 103 books. 103 books, with no goal, no agenda no thoughts outside of “oh this sounds nice I shall read it”. It was a simpler time. A glorious time. Then in 2013, with my blogging schedule and focus on page views I tried harder to read as many books as possible. I figured I’d easily be able to read 150 books in 2013, and that’s where I set my GoodReads goal. I read a total of 80 books.
And honestly that’s exactly what I felt. Good old fashioned SHAME! Not only did I not come close to my goal of 150 I didn’t even reach the previous years bench mark! I know it makes little sense to some but I truly felt guilty about not hitting my goal. I was down in the dumps and seriously disappointed in myself about it. Which brings me to this week’s question! Do you over feel guilty about hitting your reading goals? What do you do to hit you goals but still have fun?
I’ve fallen REALLY behind on reading this year (life’s been tough) and the more I think about it the more I realize I’m burned out on YA! My all time favorite category and I’m burned out?! It sounds blasphemous but it’s true. 🙁 Everything I pick up just seems “done before”. Dystopian, fantasy, sci-fi all just…done. Which feels so weird to type because NA/PNR are basically giving me life right now! But I’m getting off topic! What are some of your reading goals? What do you do to hit those goals? And most importantly, how do you not freak out when you don’t hit those goals?