I decided to do the reading challenge, through GoodReads, again this year. Last year I fell short, so this year I lowered my goal to thirty books for the year. Well it’s the end of May and I’m already four behind schedule.
Reading is one of the things I absolutely love to do. I was one of those kids who sat and read the cereal box every morning. I read billboards, I read signs in windows; for crying out loud I read peoples t-shirts and bumper stickers. I go through withdrawals when I have nothing to read. How can I be four books behind?
It could be that I have been busy outside lately or it could be that I am busy reading my email or other’s blogs. I am thinking that it simply comes down to me zoning out and getting lazy when I am home.
I have downloaded a number of books to my laptop, but I have trouble reading books on the computer. A friend, Quinn Cullen, gave me her e-reader and I carry it with me everywhere. I consider myself old school and love the feel of a book in my hand, but between you and me, the e-reader has been a life saver. It fits in my purse, weighs nothing, and I have a whole library at my fingertips.
If I could count everything I DO read every day I would be ahead of schedule, but alas none of it counts towards the challenge. Still I think it is all good as it keeps my eyes focusing and my brain working. How much do you read on an average day? Is it for work, school, or pleasure? Would you read more if you had the time?