Last year I was so focused on writing that I neglected to do something I love. I must've only read one or two books in 2010. How is that even possible for someone who claims they love reading?
So for 2011 I set myself the target the read 30 books. It's perfectly doable and many people read way more than that in one year. So far I've read four (five if you count the first draft of Sanctuary), they've all been okay. I haven't read a book I've hated yet. The problem is I have quite a short attention span when it comes to reading, if I'm not grabbed straight away then I'll avoid that book at all costs, severely slowing down the challenge. I'm also overly critical, I think that stems from being a writer, I'm always questioning writers' stylistic choices when really I should be solely focusing on the story.
So two things, firstly, please keep up with my progress on GoodReads and I'd love to know what books you'd recommend. Secondly, writers, do you find yourselves overly critical of the books you read?