I've done many different Bible Reading plans over the years. The worst and least successful were the no-plan plans.
Last year, for instance, I wanted to allow more time actually to study. So I purposed just to read, thoughtfully— no particular pace or plan. It was a miserable failure. Without a plan, I wandered and meandered and didn't really get anything done.
Now, I've done the M'Cheyne plan many times, and it certainly does march one right through the Bible. I did it this year, using Carson's For the Love of God as guide. Didn't love it, frankly, much as I love Carson. But he's no Spurgeon! (That's actually both a criticism and a compliment.)
However, much of a blessing as Spurgeon is, it's no reading plan at all.
What to do in 2009, if the Lord spares me?
So look: the Bible has 1,189 chapters. In a 365-day year, that's... mm, let's see... carry the 5... 3.2575342465753424657534246575342 chapters a day. I'm thinking of just reading it through, maybe concentrating on a topic such as Kingdom, or things relating to the CT/dispensationalism issue.
What have you done, hated, loved, rejected, adopted? Why?
What's your plan for 2009, should you live to see it?