The frenzy of reading and reviewing 40 books in 2012 has passed, but I’m still a little shell-shocked a few days later. 2013 will be a bit different, but in degree rather than in kind. Of course, this can mean only one thing: I’ve upped the ante.
In this case, I’ve decided to read 50 books this year instead of 40.
However, I don’t want to deal with the insanity of writing 50 book reviews. I think this year, I’ll just review a book whenever the mood strikes me, though I do plan to do a minimum of 1 per month.
I’m also going to try to inject more variety into my reading, and broaden my scope away from just speculative fiction. For example…
- More public domain books/books that form part of the Western canon
- More books by authors of colour, and/or with protagonists of colour
- More anthologies written by multiple authors
On top of that, I’m going to keep on doing my slush reading for Electric Velocipede, attend Ad Astra in April, and get back on the horse with my own writing. I might even have the courage to submit something to a magazine or anthology – you never know.
So what are your goals for the brand new year?