October 23

Reading Plan

Posted by lori . 22 Comments


Reading Plan

I love to read and am currently reading several books. I’m pretty scattered when it comes to my reading habits. I see a book that looks good; I start reading it, and most of the time, I finish it. Sometimes I don’t. I was thinking about setting myself a reading plan for 2014. Nothing too rigid, just six or so books that follow a plan so I get a fuller sense of a subject. Here are some of my ideas:


One author

One decade

Books about books


Have you ever followed a reading plan? I don’t know if I’ll do it; I’m just musing out loud.

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22 Responses to " Reading Plan"

  • Kat says:

    I majored in English and literature in university. I should have followed a reading plan, but my plan 99% of the time was just SparkNotes 😛

    I seldom read now. I keep telling myself I’ll get back into it, but I haven’t, whoops 😛

  • Mom used to have a “plan” Her reading eyesight is not doing well (have to see a doctor soon), so it takes her a long time to read a book. How do you read your books? Mom enjoys “old school”. Happy reading. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • lori says:

      I do both, Sugar. I have a Nook e-reader that I particularly love at night because I can read in bed with the lights out (hubby loves that), but I also love the feel of a book in my hands. Oh, I do audio books too.

  • Sue says:

    I love reading but I am so slow, so rarely pick up a book these days.
    Got loads on my bookshelf to read though.

  • No reading plan over here….we just go with the flow and finish a book or dump it if we don’t like it. Dump it at the charity shop that is. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  • I often read several books at once (not novels, but maybe one novel and others like art books or a biography). I have neve followed a reading plan and I don’t think I would stick with it being the scatterbrain I am. It is a good idea though to read the books you have wanted to for a while.
    Lynne x

  • Daisy says:

    No, SHE just goes through fads…..from plain garbage to historical…lots of mysteries…no plan, just whatever appeals at the moment.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • urban hounds says:

    I attempted a reading plan in the past and gave it up rather quickly. I do make some effort to read more classics and I like that so many or free or close to free on the kindle. I have a post on my blog, the old fashioned way, about books today so that’s proof great minds think a like.

    kate urban hounds

  • Madi and Mom says:

    I must admit to being a person who does judge a book by its cover.
    I read anything about animals, mysteries, some biography and then a lot of this and that. If a book doesn’t grab my attention by page 3…it won’t.
    Years ago I bought a highly acclaimed book by an NC author. The first 4 pages were about what he saw out his window. Grueling!!
    Hugs C

  • I usually just read for the fun of it. I have some favorite authors and I get whats new.

  • genjiscorner says:

    Do audiobooks count as reading? It’s probably 10:1 audiobooks to regular books for me.

  • Patty says:

    No reading plan for me. I download free books for my Kindle all the time and only read about a 1/4 of them. I am on a reading kick right now.

  • Fern Reed says:

    I USE to read books years ago but can not any more. Thank the LORD for the blogs and my blog friends!!

  • Mom belongs to “Goodreads.com”. Sometimes she reads like crazy and other times not so much.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  • I go to Value Village and pick up books that interest me. I read lots of different things. It is never a plan (although occasionally I will hear about a book and need to buy it!)

  • Amy says:

    I used to love to read to escape to different places and lives… But now I only read to learn things… Probably because school was so long ago that I don’t have to do that anymore and I can choose to learn what I want to 🙂

    There is no reading joy that matches being 9 years old and reading Anne of Green Gables!
    Lori what book was the most enjoyable you’ve ever read? (Not favorite, but immersive, causing withdraw to be done)

    • lori says:

      There have been a lot of books that I wished wouldn’t end, but I particularly remember Gone With The Wind. I felt like I’d lived with the characters so long, there was true sadness when I got close to the end.

  • Mayzie says:

    My mom decided just this week that she was spending WAY too much time on the computer and not enough time reading. And she LOVES to read so that was Most Disturbing to her. So…well, it’s not really a PLAN…but she’s making time to read by heading to bed an hour early and picking up a book. She says she also would like to read more fiction cuz she tends to gravitate towards non-fiction books.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • I used to be a voracious book reader but since the internet happened and I got immersed in it all I seem to read now (and not finish!) are home decorating magazines. I’ve got 2 camera instruction manuals on my iPad that I haven’t finished reading, numerous photography instruction ebooks, dog ebooks all mostly unfinished. There’s just so much knowledge floating around the internet that I spend way too much time reading and not enough time doing!

  • Houndstooth says:

    I don’t follow a reading plan, I just move from one thing to the next. I usually try not to get into too much of my rut with what I read. I usually do have a stack of books that I’m going to get to when I get done with the current one, though!

  • Amy says:

    No books for me… Only cookbooks and things that improve me like the Happiness Project. I used to be an AVID reader to escape my life and know other perspectives. But having the greyhounds has made me afraid of missing a minute. I know this sounds crazy.

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