ROOT goals 2014

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tsundoku – 積ん読 (hiragana つんどく) (n.) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands. (learn more)

I came across this term earlier in the week through a friend. I believe many of us suffer from this habit. I’ve posted before on my bookcase of unread books and the piles of books.

This year, unlike last, I had little doubt as to my reading challenge.

My 2014 reading goal is to read 52 books. While I have no doubt that I will reach my goal, there is a catch.

Our library, though still quite small, keeps growing (we added 30 linear feet of shelves last year). While I’ve read many of them, I haven’t read all. There is a large section of our collection that I’ve felt as if I’ve read, mostly because E read those volumes each night before bed.

I plan to read 52 books from our library this year.


As for the term ROOT, there’s a group on librarything that uses it for their challenge urging members to Read our own Tomes (ROOT). I’ve not joined that group, but I really like the idea! If you wish to follow my progress, please check in with this comment, I’ll try to keep it updated.

Do you have a reading goal for this year?

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2 Replies to “ROOT goals 2014”

  1. I made a vow a few years ago that I could not buy another book until I read all the ones I had. It worked and now I fell free to add to my stacks and the funny result is I buy less books. :)

  2. […] Back in January, I stated my plan to read 52 books that I own this year. We’re now at the mid-point of the year, how am I doing? […]

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