Reading Intentions for 2011

Welcome 2011.  I hope this is a great year for everyone.

So I've never really done this before but I thought it would be something to aspire to this next year.  Sort of like resolutions I'm going to set some reading intentions that hopefully I will achieve by the end of the year.

  1. Read at least one classic. I have a bunch on my TBR list but I never seem to get to them because there is so many new books out there that I want to read.
  2. Read two books that have been on my shelf for over a year. I hate to admit it but I am a book hoarder.  I can't help myself.  I have every intention of reading every book I buy but it doesn't always seem to happen.  Every now and then I will go through the shelves and weed out the ones that seem to have been sitting there for over 2 years and just pass them on.  This year I'm going to make it a point to read at least 2 of these!
  3. Discover a new author...what I mean is a new author to me...not necessarily a brand new author.  I have a habit of reading the same authors but I love discovering new ones. I particularly like discovering established authors who have several other books to choose from.  Two of the new authors I found in 2010 were Emma Donoghue and John Hart.  
  4. Read two books that have been on my Kindle for over a I have the same problem with hoarding books on my kindle as I do with actual paper books.  So my intention is to clear at least two of these books that I bought off my kindle.  
I think four intentions is a good start for the new year.  If I can complete them before the year is half over maybe I'll make new half year intentions as well.