Monday, January 9
50 BOOKS IN 2017--HOW ABOUT YOU? @ Liz Flaherty
In reading as in writing, I like the beginning and the end much more than the middle, so, yes, you guessed it, I often skip through the middle. Just as I write short, I prefer to read short as well, so novellas are good for me. Sometimes. But occasionally novellas are too obviously introductory courses to the main dish--a series. While I like series, I also get tired of them. Easily.
I enjoy romance and cozy mystery and love women's fiction, but somehow reading, probably my most favorite non-edible thing in the world, has fallen to the wayside
The reason I'm writing this post is that CurtissAnn Matlock--another Liz Flaherty auto-buy--wrote this one on January 3. In all fairness, she got the idea from Deborah Chester. Several friends and I have already jumped on CurtissAnn and Deborah's bandwagon and set reading goals for 2017. My goal is 50 books and I'm writing them down in the back of my day-planner as I get them completed.
Now, here's the good part--for me. I'm pretty busy. I have a family, three deadlines this year, a job, church, three blogs I contribute to, and several places and/or things I volunteer at it. I don't have a lot of free time and I love not having a lot of free time. Being bored doesn't happen. But, anyway, it makes reading a little difficult to fit in sometimes.
So, even though I've set 50 books as my goal, these can be books I've read before, short books, long books, audio-books, and even books where I kind of skip through the middle (although I'm not going to cut myself too much slack on that one.) I'm not going to rate them, promise to put up reviews for them, or give myself too much flak if my reading isn't diverse enough. Every novella is going to count as a book and so are manuscripts I read for friends. If I don't make 50, I'll be disappointed to have missed some books, but not disappointed in myself--life is too short for that--and I will have enjoyed the however many I do read.
Let us know what you think of the idea or if you've already joined CurtissAnn on her journey--and let us know how you're doing!
Have a great week. And read on!