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I used to be a voracious reader. My nose was always in a book at times I should have been doing something else. I hear from teachers that my kids do the same thing I did…book in my desk at school faking like I was paying attention when I was really just reading. I always had a book in my purse, or bag, or car, just in case I could steal a few minutes and read a few more pages.
Then life happened…kids, job, other interests ate up all my time, but the piles of books I want to read never stopped growing. I’ve had to cull my stash and start selling them to used book stores…I have no more room and it makes me feel guilty to see them piled up, inside and outside my bookcases.
I have to do something about it. This year, I’m making a modest goal to read at least 2 books a month – 1 novel and one other book.
I’m also challenging myself and a friend to choose books from different buckets…this month, it’s a book you’ve started but never finished. I have hundreds! The one I’ve chosen is A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon. My friend is going to try to get through the first Harry Potter again.
Other books on my reading list:
- At Home with Madame Chic – Jennifer L. Scott
- Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic – Jennifer L. Scott
- Love the Home You Have – Melissa Michaels
- and my stretch goal……Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
It’s a hopeful list – mainly focused on the home and creating a place you love to come home to – even the novel is about addressing clutter. That’s something I’ve always tried to do, though sometimes it feels like I’m caught up in a revolving door: pick it up again, clean it again, didn’t I just do this? So far, I’m enjoying my selections (though I haven’t started Daring Greatly yet). With 12 days left of January, and a cold snap in Chicago which makes me not want to leave the house, I might actually finish 2 or 3!
How about you? What book have you started but never finished? Isn’t it time to give it another try?