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Resolutions,continued...already planning for next year

The year, 2010, is winding down, and already I am thinking about New Year's resolutions.  I have been working on my one-and-only resolution for the year (still!) of reading more books.  Although I have a little less than a month to go, I have to complete at least five more books to have succeeded in accomplishing it.  Most often, resolutions fall by the wayside by the end of January, or under the best of circumstances, the end of the first quarter, but then I chose a resolution that I could keep working at throughout the year. 

As for this resolution, I hope to finish up the last five books, and firmly I expect that I will.  This then brings me to 2011 and my new resolution. It was prompted by my involvement with the community of readers at www.bookcrossing.com. Although I did not participate in this challenge in 2010, there was a challenge to read so-many-pages throughout the year.  It is somewhat like the  SIY (set-it-yourself) challenge in that the bookcrosser gets to set the goal for himself/herself.  As such, I have already (publicly via the forum)  committed myself to reading 20,000 pages next year. I also resolve to, once again, read more books. I intend further to read some books written by Red Room writers so suggestions are always welcome.  And oh yeah, I'll work on improving myself by eating right and exercising more, but I have no intention of making them resolutions--I'm smarter than that!