I have decided to take the Good Reads 2013 Book Challenge this year. Last year I half heartily attempted to take the challenge but I started late in the year, like about October or November, so I did not reach my goal of 50 books by the end of the year. More like one or two. This year I plan on exceeding my goal of 100 books. I believe books are a great way to engage our minds and help us learn. In this day of technology, twitter, texting, facebook, it is easy to get caught up in improper English, and shortcuts, ya know, txt lingo..lol sometimes we forget how to form complete sentences. I believe reading helps us improve in that area of communication.
I have always love to read. I get my love for reading from both my Parents. My Daddy and my Mama enjoy reading. They inherited it from their parents. Growing up I would rather read than watch television, although I did my fair share of watching t.v. At night when I was suppose to be fast asleep I would hide under the covers with a flashlight and read until the battery dimmed, or my eyes were to heavy to stay open. During my teen years I carried a book with me almost everywhere I went. I read while stirring a pot on the stove, walking to another room, and snuck in chapters when I was suppose to be doing my schoolwork. A few years ago I got out of the habit of reading often. I let things interfere with reading. It was easier to get online and spend hours than it was to open a book and read, or so I thought. I used the dreaded excuse I swore when I was younger I would never use "I'm just to busy to read." I remember growing up I would hear people say they enjoyed reading but could not find the time anymore, and I would think to myself. That is silly, can't they make time? But as we all do I grew up, became an adult, entered the working world and realized I to began to use the excuse "I just don't have time to read." Looking back that is a pretty silly excuse. I spent hours of free time online doing nothing of importance, or watching television even if it was a rerun I had seen half a dozen times or more. All that time I could have used reading..
I chalk it up to a lesson learned. My love for reading hasn't gone anywhere. I still enjoy it. Reading makes me feel smart. I learn new words, new ideas, it stretches my imagination, reading is an adventure. So my goal this year is to reach and exceed in reading 100 books!
Will you join me?