.....and about thoughts on 2011 and plans for 2012, I thought of another couple of things I wanted to change this year.
One was that I didn't really read very many devotional books when I look back on last year. I read lots of books with a Christian perspective, and particularly I am glad I read so many Christian novels, but I didn't finish many classic books on Christian living. Next year I'd like to read more of these, particularly rereads.
Another related thing -- I had no way to record reading that wasn't book or was only excerpted from books. So when I, say, browsed through a book on my shelves and read for about an hour, but didn't read from cover to cover, I just didn't write it down, even if it was good quality reading.
I stayed away from some reading I would have liked to do because I wasn't sure if I could commit to reading the whole thing cover to cover. This sort of ties in with the lack of religious books recorded because sometimes I did start reading an excellent religious book -- I started reading CS Lewis's Christian Reflections, I reread some of ST Francis de Sales' God's Will For You, I read quite a lot of a biography on St Francis de Sales, I reread a good bit of Imitation of Christ, and I read parts of a compilation of St Thomas Aquinas. But I didn't really know how to count this. Should I count pages next year? That sounds too difficult and quantity-oriented for something like reading. What about when I read an article online? Do any of you keep track of this kind of reading and if so, how?