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2014 resolutions and other literary adventures…

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As 2013 comes to a close, everyone will be waxing poetic about how they’ll be the best versions of themselves in 2014. They’ll be running more and eating less. Loving more and hating less. Living more and complaining less. So I figured I’d make a few resolutions of my own, literary edition. Bring on the new year!

  • Read 100 books. I have no idea if this is a lofty goal or if I’m sandbagging. In my lifetime of reading, I’ve never kept track of how many books I’ve read in a single year. 100 feels like a good solid number and just as good as any for a jump off goal. Obviously, I’ll be holding myself accountable in this very blog.
  • Read more non-fiction. It’s no secret that I’m a fantasy geek. For me, the more unrealistic the better, so picking up a memoir or biography doesn’t come naturally. Time to expand my literary horizons and discover some things I wouldn’t usually. Let’s say, for every 5 books I read, one of them has to be non-fiction. If I hit my goal of 100 books this year, 20 of them should be non-fiction.
  • Go on literary adventures. Specifically, I want to discover literary Philadelphia. Did you know Edgar Allen Poe’s house is a historical site here? I didn’t, and I’ve lived here almost my whole life. I have to visit and find some others!
  • Write more. I used to write all the time, now I barely update this blog. Time to change that. Maybe even find a contest or two to enter.
  • Blog more regularly. No rules or not, a single post in December is horrible commitment.

 

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