Game of Books 2021

Posted January 2, 2021 by Nicky in General / 1 Comment

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Since 2017, I’ve sort of stopped having reading goals about how many books I’ll read in a year. I felt pushed towards reading shorter books faster, always looking for more more more, instead of enjoying longer books like I used to.

Since then, I’ve moved to a points system, which lets me award myself more points for reading the stuff I want/need to read — books that have been on my backlog for a long time, for instance, or longer books.

This is that system! And it’s adaptable to whatever goals you like: whatever you want to incentivise, you can assign it a points value.

Will you be joining me?

That spreadsheet has most of the details and an example spreadsheet… which is good, because this year I’ve been too busy to set mine up yet. Last year’s post might also be helpful, since I knew what I was planning better back then!

I do know what goals I’m going for (I’m going to add in points for updating Litsy, reviewing books on time and commenting on other people’s blogs) and what I’ve given up on (no attempt to rate my enjoyment this time), but how exactly I’m going to make it work as a spreadsheet is a whole other question. Stay tuned, I guess…

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One response to “Game of Books 2021

  1. I have a post scheduled outlining my plans for 2021 so I won’t join in, but I do like the idea of a points system quantifying the value of books read. I’m just not sure if I’d ever be organised enough to adopt and commiy to it! Good luck though, and here’s to a saner year than we have had, even if the prognosis isn’t all that cheery.

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