This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: Do you set goals for yourself, while reading? For example, “I want to get this book finished this weekend“, or “I will read __ pages today“, etc. Why, or why not?
I do set reading goals, but only in a very informal way. With book blogging, I think it would be very easy to become stressed out about trying to get books done instead of just enjoying reading them, so I’m careful not to beat myself up if I don’t meet my goals. But I do always try to have at least one non-fiction review and one fiction review each week, which sometimes means finishing a book by a certain date. I’ve also started doing a lot more online book clubs and book tours, so I might have to become a little more structured with my reading goals in the future.
What sort of reading goals do you set for your self? How do you avoid letting blogging make reading a chore?