Anyway, I have figured out what my January Challenge will be for me, and maybe you can join in, too. Since I have too many books bought and not read, I am having a Clear the Damn Bookshelves & Floor Challenge for the month of January. Starting January 1st, I am only reading what I've got at home, with a goal of reading 10-15 books for the month. I'm going to grab a book off the floor (or bookshelves) and read. No dithering, pondering, or aimlessly looking at what I've got. Just grab and read. A new year to clear out the old shelves, give away what I have read and want to share, and keeping all those books I love and want to keep at home. Then February will be a new month to read new books.
How is your Reading Challenge coming along? Only 31 days left, people. Can't believe it's gone so fast. I have met my goal and am continuing to read, but this month I will slow down a bit. Yes, I will keep on my challenge for next year, and maybe up it a bit. I talked to Bud about this, and we both agreed that pushing myself to 150 books just isn't possible. Well--it's possible if I just read all day and night, and do absolutely nothing else. But, I do other things--work, exercise, cook, and spend time with friends and my Bud. As much as I love to read, there has to be a balance or my social skills will disappear and I will not be able to hold a conversation with anyone that doesn't start with "What are you reading?"
Along with my podcasts, I will continue to review books on this blog, and plan on reviewing at least 2-3 times a week to keep things fresh and keep people in the loop!
So meanwhile, read some fun Christmas tales. Revisit A Christmas Carol, or look at some wonderful kid's picture books like Snowmen at Night and The Gift of the Magi. Or read a ooshy gushy Christmas romance. I love reading them!