When I created my Shelfari 2012 reading goal I was working full time retail; 50 books seemed like a reasonable goal. Leisure time was not in the forecast, and I wanted to keep my goal realistic and attainable. Little did I know that I would first go down to part time and then find a library job.
I have read around 30 books since starting my new job; I am now at 41 of my 50 book goal. And since September has just began I have to wonder: should I change my goal? It no longer seems competitive.
(Sidenote: I have also joined Good Reads.)