Reading Goals

Two years ago, I took the Goodreads Reading Challenge, setting myself a goal of reading 100 books.  I fell a few short, and set the same goal for 2016.  I squeaked under the wire, finishing my 100th book on December 30th.  This year, I set my Goodreads goal at 100 books yet again, but that’s not my only reading goal for 2017.

Sheer number of books is impressive, but this year I want to strive for more quality.  In short, I want to read more “grown up” books.  I read a lot (I mean A LOT) of YA fiction as part of my job, and while I enjoy these books immensely, sometimes I feel like I should be reading more serious literature than I do.  My goal is to read at least 10 adult novels this year, in addition to the YA that surrounds me every day.  That’s less than one per month, a very doable goal.

Wish me luck!



What does that blog title mean?

I once read an interview with an author (I can’t remember who), who was asked why he became a writer. His reply was that an expert’s interests are “an inch wide and a mile deep” while his were “a mile wide and an inch deep.”  Therefore, instead of becoming an expert on one thing, he wrote about many.  This analogy has stuck with me, and describes my own reading style: eclectic and wide-ranging.  This blog is a place for me to write about the books and magazines I am reading and other things that strike my fancy.