New Year’s Eve & Reading Goals for 2019

Seattle New Years Eve Fireworks 2011 (8)
Rajiv Vishwa [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hoping all of you have a lovely New Year’s Eve, whether it’s already past midnight for you, or, like us West Coasters, you’re still waiting.  🙂

I typically spend New Year’s Eve all warm and cozy at home with a book.  It’ll probably be AI Superpowers (published just this year), which I started a couple days ago.  So far, it’s really intriguing:

As mentioned in my Top Ten of 2018, this was a great year in terms of number of books read, though it yielded fewer great books than I’d hoped for.  However, given some unexpected personal challenges in the second half of this year, I’m just glad I kept reading.

Some goals for 2019:

  • Blog at least once a week.  Because of new work responsibilities, I’m unlikely to resuscitate the podcast any time soon, sadly to say.  Till or if that happens, I plan to blog more frequently instead.
  • Get spun up on philosophy.  I’ve read bits and pieces of philosophy in the past, but next year, I want to really fill in the gaps.  My hope is to learn about the influence of various philosophical movements on literature, history, and Christianity.
  • Read even more nonfiction.  In part, by committing half of my Mount TBR list to nonfic!
  • Quit more books.  I hate leaving books unfinished…but life is short and the reading stack is long. If I give a book a decent chance and I still dislike it, I commit to not finishing it.

Thank you to everyone who’s read my blog or listened to my podcast this year!  This bookish community is such a joy to be a part of, and I can’t wait for the conversations to continue next year.  🙂