I haven’t done this for a couple of weeks – mainly because when the mood takes me I don’t go on the computer for a few days.
Musing Mondays is a weekly event held by Should Be Reading where bloggers are asked to answer a question about books. This weeks musing is:
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 do set unofficial mini-goals that I rarely seem to meet. I think it depends on what I’m attempting to read at the time. If it is a book I’m in love with then the mini-goal usually will be completed and then some. If it is a book that I only sort of like then it can be a struggle. Or if it is a book that is say, a classic and it is difficult to read then I might stick to my goal or have to make the mini-goals smaller. For example, years ago when I read The Lord of the Rings I read it ever day, and it took me I think a couple of months. I read very little of it each day, but it is embarrassing. My nerd-cred just took a nose dive with that confession. I don’t know why it took so long because I loved reading it but I think I found some of the language difficult. Ironically, I read Wuthering Heights in about three days the first time and Jane Eyre in a couple of weeks and I was younger when I read those two. Anyways I’m rambling… 🙂
I guess overall I’m not a goal person. I might say that I’d like to do a certain amount, but I rarely take it seriously. Reading wouldn’t be much fun if I made it into a chore.