Reading Goals, Yay or Nay?
Good Afternoon Book Nerds,
How’s your week going so far? Good I hope! Keep on trucking, you can do this!
It’s been a hot minute since the last random post I’ve had on here, so I wanted to get some more opinions.
The question like last time is simple. Do you set reading goals, yay or nay?
Personally, I can see why people set reading goals. If you want to read more and have a way to track your progress, that totally makes sense. And reading more is a great thing to want! So many people just don’t read all that much today.
Personally, I do not set reading goals for myself.
Being a reader and writer, my time is very scant, and in the past I’ve stressed myself out trying to get everything done. So when I do get some time to myself, I like to relax and read without any kind of pressure.
Basically I fear that by setting a reading goal I’m making reading a job. The last thing I want to do is feel that way, so I tend to read at whatever speed I can handle. Typically that’s about a week for a book. If I fell behind on a reading goal, that pressure would eventually get to me, and I just don’t see it in a positive way, at least not for myself.
So what do you think? Are reading goals a great thing or are they for the birds?
Feel free to tell me all about your opinion in the comments, and have a great day!
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