As a kid I always had my nose in a book. I would read book after book, making multiple trips to the library each week. My pre-kiddo days often centered around what book I was currently reading. One of my goals this year is to definitely read more. Every year I try to set a reading goal. I use the website Goodreads to track what books I want to read, have already read and my current read. Last year I failed miserably at my goal of thirty books. This year I’m feeling a little more determined and just set my goal for twenty-four books. Though twenty-four books isn’t really all that many considering one of my friends just set her goal at ninety. Yes, ninety books in a year! I wish I could do that. Maybe then I would get through my ridiculously long list of books I hope to read during my lifetime.
The day after New Year’s I had a completely free day. I was still on my Christmas break so there was no editing to do. I had recently picked up a Rainbow Rowell book called Fangirl. I’m a big fan of Rainbow Rowell’s books as they are super enjoyable, easy reads. I picked that book up first thing in the morning and didn’t put it down all day. I barely let anything get my way of reading, you know like parenting. It’s been a long time since I’ve read all day like that. Getting so engrossed in a book and carrying it around all day reminded me of my younger days. Picking such a quick read that was easy to get into was a good start to my year. It made me feel a little more hopeful about reaching my reading goal. I’m thinking if I keep up the momentum I can accomplish the goal and maybe even more. Really…two books a month is totally doable, right?