The One With All the Books

She reads books...

I was recently sitting down at lunch talking with a few co-workers about this, that, and nothing at all when the topic of books came up. One co-worker mentioned that she just doesn’t like to read, it’s not interesting to her. I did a double take and made her repeat herself because I don’t understand a world without books.

This happens a lot. I don’t know if it’s because of the technological world we live in, but people have stopped reading. I have even, shamefully, raised a child that hates to read. (I blame his father.) Schools push reading as homework, stripping the fun out of it. Gadgets have shortened our attention spam considerably (guilty). I know that I try to take advantage of my electronics because I have whatever book I’m reading at the time loaded on all my devices. I’ve always been the person who carried a book with her wherever she went. I’m blessed not to get carsick when I read in the car. My nose is almost always in a book. I love reading and anytime I can find a fellow bookworm, I have made a friend for life.

Because I love anything that makes reading even a little more fun (as if it wasn’t the best ever already), I use Goodreads a lot to track my progress, see what my friends are reading, and find new stuff to read as well. It’s a book nerd’s paradise.

Every year, Goodreads hosts a reading challenge where you set a personal goal to read a set amount of books. Last year, I tried for 100 and didn’t even get close.

Goodreads - Miss's bookshelf- all (showing 1-29 of 29) (sorted by- position) (cover view)

I got to 29 books according to Goodreads but that didn’t include my re-reads of all the 50 Shades books (stop rolling your eyes, Lex) and possibly a few more I may have forgot to log. This year, I set my goal a little lower and I’m already on track.

Goodreads   2015 Reading Challenge

Goodreads is hosting another challenge this weekend to Celebrate National Readathon Day. It’s a nationwide marathon reading session on Saturday the 24th from 12-4pm. It’s also a fundraiser for The National Book Foundation’s literacy programs. I’m totally in support of more reading programs. As a kid, my mom would take me to the library all the time where they hosted summer reading programs and other fun activities for kids.

Goodreads Readathon Challenge

I’ve pledged to read a really awesome graphic novel called Locke & Key, Volume 1 by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) that my cousin let me borrow. If you’re a reader, I would totally encourage you to join this challenge. If you’re on Goodreads and we aren’t friends, please add me! I want to know what you’re reading because I’m totally nosey like that.

If you’re not on Goodreads (you should be), tell me what you’re currently reading or something that I should add to my “to-read” list!



This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. mel says:

    how does it actually track your reading if you are reading?

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  2. Lex says:

    Well, you have redeemed yourself for convincing me to read that series that shall not be named. I’ll never get over it as you know. BUT, thanks for telling me about the readathon. Yay!

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