Melanie's Musings
January 4, 2016

6 Reading Adventures for 2016

2016 looks like it’s shaping up to be a fantastic/frightening/growing year. I can’t forecast or completely control everything, but I do have 100% say over what, how, and where I read. Here’s what I want to do:

1. Doodle in a book. Remember how I’ve fallen in love with poetry? Most collections feature one poem per page, leaving eons of blank emptiness. It is tempting, and I will fully indulge.

2. Read a graphic novel. I’ve had many friends suggest V for Vendetta, but I’m thinking some familiarity might do me good for my first foray. Pride and Prejudice, anyone?

3. Finish all the series. Maria V. Snyder. JRR Tolkien. Megan Shepherd. Great authors with books I adore. Why did I pause smack dab in the middle? It’s madness!

4. Bake all the food. I mean, this is just a general life goal, but I’m particularly interested in baking book-related goods. The Scorpio Race‘s November Cakes is first up.

5. Read at a monument. One of my favorite things about living in the DC area (did I tell you I’ve moved?) is that people watching opportunities abound. When the weather warms up, I’ll be trekking down to a monument, reading, people watching, and eating a packed lunch. Pretty much all of my favorite things at once.

6. Listen to an audiobook while knitting. I’ve got this neverending baby blanket, and the end is finally in sight. I’m hoping to take advantage of that free trial Audible is always raging on about and finish it off.

Bonus: Be intentional about what I read online. I’ve been noticing that 5 minutes after logging on to social media, I’m knee deep into 5 different Buzzfeed articles or something about a scientific “discovery” I had never heard of before clickbait. While it’s fun for a few minutes, it leaves less time for me to read up on what I’m specifically interested in, like books and travel. Back to the basics.

How will you be bookadventuring in 2016?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Broke and Bookish.
Photo credit goes to Lisboa #05 via photopin (license).

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Posted by Melanie at 8:07 am – Comments (11)
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  • January 4th 2016
    Gaby said:

    I started reading graphic novels and I’m really enjoying them. It’s a great idea to start with something familiar 🙂


  • January 5th 2016

    Ooh. Internet control has GOT to be the hardest for me. Case in point: I’m reading you instead of my books right now. XD


  • January 5th 2016
    giovanna said:

    I also want to read a Graphic Novel this year. I think I want my first one to be Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk.
    Good Luck!

    My TTT! 😀


  • January 5th 2016
    sandy said:

    I’ve been reading a few graphic novels 🙂 SAGA is an excellent place to start–it does have adult content but the story is amazing.

    haha yes clickbait! I’m prone to it, especially on tumblr. and what I did not know you moved!!!


  • January 5th 2016

    Graphic novels aren’t typically my thing, but I read a few last year and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I’m looking forward to picking up more this year! And so looking forward to hearing about your baking adventures, I hope you share pictures:)


  • January 5th 2016
    Deanna said:

    Great goals! I hope you accomplish them all in 2016!


  • January 5th 2016

    Ugh! I did not have a finish the series goal, but I damn well should have! These are all great goals. I love the doodle goal.


  • January 5th 2016
    Jane said:

    Audiobooks are on my list, too. I usually listen to the radio while out for walks or on the bus, so why don’t try and fit some extra reading in there, too? I wish I could knit, my mother is a champion knitter, but I never seem to have the patience…. 🙂


  • January 5th 2016

    I LOVE audiobooks! I don’t knit, but I listen while I do chores, drive, and most often, while coloring in my adult coloring book. It’s such a fantastic thing to do while doing something else. Oh, how I love them so! 🙂 Good luck!


  • January 7th 2016
    JJ said:

    Good luck with all of your 2016 goals!
    My TTT:


  • January 24th 2016
    Laurie C said:

    These are great reading resolutions! I especially like the last one, and need to adopt it as my own!