I don't have too many bad book-reading habits; I never dog-ear my pages (the horror!) and would never annotate the pages with anything but a pencil. But I do have a few bad bookish habits that I resolve to break.
1. Don't let my TBR pile grow to more than 30 books: I've got a serious book buying habit. It's not out of control, but I love to go shopping for books. This year, I am going to try and keep my TBR pile at bay - therefore only buying books as fast as I can read them.
2. Read and review at least one book a week: I ended 2010 with 52 books read. I'm going to try and match that this year, if not surpass it.
3. Borrow more books: I"m kind of a book hoarder. I only borrow books to a select few people who I know will return them in good condition. However I rarely reread books, so I should be borrowing more books. If I don't see them again, it's not the end of the world.
4. Read more classics: I'm usually pretty good about mixing in the classics to my reading. However the ladder half of 2010 I found myself on a contemporary kick. I'd like to keep around one to every 5 books I read a classic.
5. Read for quality not quantity: I'm easily intimated by fat books. The chunksters. Anything over 600 pages seems like a serious commitment. I need to get over this and start attacking larger books.
6. Take a step back: Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in blogging about books and how quickly I can finish them. Every once in a while I need to remind myself to take a step back and remember why I enjoy reading so much in the first place.
7. Read more worldly authors: I read a whole lot of American authors, followed closing by UK authors. I need to expand my reading horizons. I'm especially hoping to get into the Russians.
8. Read more non-fiction: I love my fiction. I could read only fiction everyday for the rest of my life and be happy. But it's good to mix in non-fiction, especially subjects I don't know much about.
Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting Top Ten Tuesday. I didn't make it to ten this week, but I still think eight resolutions is quite ambitious. Image via weheartit.