19 November 2015
I made a goal this year to read 100 books. I met the goal in late September, and since then my reading has slowed to a glacial pace. And I haven't been doing anything to make up for the time -- it's not like I have a huge crochet project, work or something.
I read mostly on my Kindle Fire, and almost exclusively with library books. I love our library system full stop, and the Overdrive system is great. If there's a book I'd like that they don't have I can request it. I've only done it two or three times, but every time I'm reading what I want within a few days with no direct cost to me. It's a great way to spend our taxes, in my opinion. And there's no digital or physical detritus building up because the LIBRARY keeps all that. (There are very few books I feel like I need my own copies of, despite owning way too many physical books myself.)
Before you think this reading challenge was intellectual, let me say that a good chunk were fast reading brainless things, including the entire Sookie Stackhouse series -- my favorite was Dead in the Family because I *loved* Eric, probably because I also watched the first few seasons of True Blood via Amazon Prime and a couple more via DVD checkout at the library. I could only watch them while Shawn was out of town (he is NOT a fan) so I never finished seasons 6 and 7 -- it was getting really ridiculous anyway. Hubba, hubba Alexander Skarsgård.
Not sure if I'll do a reading challenge next year, although I did like the accountability and tracking of adding the books into Good Reads as I finished them. I still have a few books on my list to finish before the year is up -- and some Christmas-y type books that I read every year I'm not sure I should count.
What have you been reading lately?