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Can you bear to talk about books for a second day in a row? I hope so because today I am looking back at everything I read in 2021. Thanks to GoodReads, this is a very easy thing to do. Allow me to show you the wonderful year of reading I had . . .
As for 2022, I’ve set a goal of reading 75 books again, mostly because that seems to be the number I can read comfortably. And I will continue to track them on GoodReads because it helps me to remember each book and that’s important to me, not just for my own recollection but also as part of my job as I am frequently asked to recommend a book to someone. I’ve read a few things lately on social media about cutting back or not tracking the books that you read, implying perhaps that reading a lot somehow means you aren’t savoring and ingesting the books you are reading. That couldn’t be further from the case for me! Yes, I do read quickly, but no, I don’t think it’s a race . . . I’m just always reading something. I’ve also seen a few posts about encouraging people to re-read books that they have enjoyed. That’s something I do very rarely. In fact, the only two books I think I have re-read (and I’ve read them several times each) are To Kill a Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice. For me, there are so many books I want to read (some new and some backlist) that re-reading doesn’t really appeal to me.
As I’ve said many times, though, I am a big proponent of you-do-you. In terms of reading that means I want you to read. I don’t care what you are reading how much you are reading, if you are re-reading an old favorite or any of the above . . . so long as you are reading!