Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and for my fellow Canadians, I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend! My weekend has been filled with reading, Coldplay (you NEED to listen to their new album, it’s fantastic), and a LOT of MarioKart. Anyway, as I’m sure you know, last week was Bout of Books which is a week long readathon. I did not participate officially, but I did follow the boutofbooks hashtag throughout the week and read my blogger friends’ daily updates. I was SO impressed by the amount of pages everyone was reading! I’m not sure what it is but month has not been a very good reading month for me. So far I’ve only read four books and I’ve only really loved one (No Relation by Terry Fallis. So good). Anyway, this had me thinking: What do you consider a good reading month?
Last month I broke all of my previous reading records by reading 10 books. I felt like I was on fire (in a good way…) and now this month has felt like a bit of a let down. Even page wise I know will not match last month or maybe even my monthly average… so that has kind of brought me down a bit. All of these thoughts have made me reflect on my reading goals. What is it really that I strive to do when I’m reading? Surely reading for the sake of finishing books or accumulating a certain amount of pages is unproductive? I think I have to step back and tell my competitive self that it’s not about the number I read but the content and what I’m getting out of every book I complete.
Do you set any reading goals for yourself? Do you feel pressure (especially if you’re a blogger) to read a certain amount of books/pages each month?