Why does it seem like I am always behind the times? Let me explain.
The end of year posts and tweets were all about the best books of 2013. That was all fine and dandy, but the by the time I entered this "reading connection" I was reading the books many others read 6-8 months ago...behind the times!
This summer I started a Goodreads account, logging books read and starting a TBR shelf. I even started their Reading Challenge, clearly marking it summer reading because I was...behind the times!
2014 started and I was now ready to set reading goals and participate in challenges. I knew there were many books from 2013 that I still wanted to read, so I decided to join Carrie Gelson for the #MustReadin2014 at There's a Book for That.
I knew that nonfiction was a reading gap for me although I have over 500 nonfiction titles in my classroom. So, I decided to join Alyson Beecher at Kid Lit Frenzy for her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge.
I set my Goodreads challenge and posted that on my blog. I was ready to go. Let the reading begin!
THEN this week I came across this post here on Twitter about not setting reading goals. And started reading tweets from Katherine Sokolowski and Colby Sharp about how setting goals were getting in their way of reading...
What! Am I behind the times again!
Would love to hear your thoughts on this - do reading goals get in the way of reading? I will be blogging more thoughts on this later.