On Reading

a small thriftstore haul from last year ๐Ÿ™‚

This year, one of my year-long goals is reading 100 books. After having had a couple ofย  years where I read 60-ish, this is a daunting task. I think it is doable.

The goal is important to me because I want to feel like a reader again.

I have been a reader ever since I learned how to. I lend tons of books at the library, bought many, many books when I had money to spend, and as a result I now have my own library.

And part of that library is a TBR pile that hasn’t shrunk over the years.

So, why don’t I feel like a reader now? Well, that is simple. I do read a lot still, but not in a book.

Most of my reading these days is done online. On social media, on news sites, on websites while researching stuff.

I don’t think that makes me a reader. It makes me a news consumer, a procrastinator and a researcher going off on a tangent or two.

What makes me a reader is grabbing my kindle or a physical book, plonking my ass down in a chair, in bed, or on the garden couch in summer, and read.

I have so many diverse tastes. I can’t read Science Fiction and Fantasy (my favorite genres) at the moment because I am editing a book in the same genre, but I have many other favorite genres and non-fiction categories to keep me covered.

I have a TBR pile and if I can’t find anything interesting in it, I also have a library full of books to re-read.

100 books is doable.

I hope ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Replies to “On Reading

  1. I want to feel like a reader again too.

    I grew up in the library. Every Saturday. And prior to internet … I grabbed every moment to read. I always had a book in hand. I was ready to myself or to my kids. I held a book while cooking. I read to them while they cleaned up after meals.

    and it has dwindled and dwindled and dwindled.

    I keep making goals that i haven’t reached. This year the goals is 54. It’s slightly more than a book a week. It feels important to me to read more than 52. I’m going to try. I am two books in already.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment!

      You and I are so alike! I had the same childhood as you, always a book!

      Are you on goodreads? Then I can cheer you on as we read our hearts out ๐Ÿ˜€

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