Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish that is all about lists. I’ve enjoyed Top Ten posts by others so much that this week I’ve decided to join in the fun. This is my first ever Top Ten post and what better way to start than with a Top Ten Freebie ?
Since my blog is all about me resuscitating my inner bookworm, I thought it would be ideal to list my bookish resolutions. Hopefully, they’ll also give an idea about what you can expect from my blog in future 🙂
With that long introduction, jumping to the list !
7.Keep track of the books read
Hence the blog and a Goodreads account. Its shocking how I’ve lost track of the books I read in the past. Only now I’m recollecting the various books I have read but my memory of a lot of them seems hazy.
6.Get a bookshelf and get organised
I’m not the most tidy person you’ll meet and my room is in a state of perpetual disarray. In my bookshelf the books are stacked along all possible directions. Apart from that, I’ve sneaked a few into other shelves here and there. A whole stack is just sitting on a standalone chair after it was evicted by my father from his shelf. You get the drift right ?
5.Stop getting put-off by huge books
An easy read for me is anything between 300-500 pages. I don’t venture near books touching 800-1000 unless I am looking at very long summer vacations. A friend lent me a 1000+ page book in Aug 2013 and after reading a quarter of it I put it in cold storage (hope he doesn’t read this post). The book is actually very good – its just that I go looking for easy reads more often than not. Time to start taking the bull by the horns !
4. Explore new genres and authors
Anyone who has been following my posts for a while would by now know how much I lament about the lack of diversity in my reading thus far. I haven’t read anything in romance, political thriller, historical fiction, non-fiction outside India, etc. So it is going to be a major factor in my reading choices in the future
3. Read more on world history
I think I can confidently say that my knowledge of world history is average. I mean its not bad by any means but there are gaps in my knowledge that I would like to fill. For example, African history is something I definitely should read more on.
Here is an interesting story I read …… A group of media students were writing an exam and one of the multiple choice questions was “Who/what is Kofi Annan ?”. It seems a majority of them chose “A Sri Lankan delicacy” 😐
2.Read more Indian literature preferably in Indian languages
Pretty self-explanatory. The last time I read fiction in Hindi was probably as part of school curriculum so I definitely need to buckle up and read more. Of the 10 books I have read this year, 4 are by Indian authors. Its a start but I would like to scale it up.
1.To read more and when that is done, some more !
If my blog starts having any existential questions of its own then the above line is the answer to it. I started this blog after reading about a person who read a 100 books in 2011, set a target of a 100 in 2013 but went on to read 101. I’m taking baby steps here but one day I can hopefully blog about having achieved the same
And that concludes my first ever Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 Do any of these points resonate with you ? Feel free to leave a comment ! !