A good book has no ending. ~ R.D. Cumming

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Slacking off...

So, unfortunately, I haven't been reading nearly as much this month. I don't know whether that's due to the change in weather or simply that with the holidays around the corner, there is much to be done, leaving little time for reading. I have finished another Jodi Picoult novel, so I will hopefully post a review for that one soon, and I am currently reading Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos but I am finding it hard to get into that novel so far. Perhaps the cold is dampening my reading spirits, but I hope to get cracking soon in hopes of coming close to my reading goal for the year, as we are fast approaching the years-end. I don't think that I will achieve my goal this year, but nevertheless I am happy to have read as much as I have so far, and will see how close I come once the end of December comes around and it is time to come up with a new goal for 2011.

I am really hoping that more people will check out my blog in the coming year, as well. One of my main motivators for starting this blog is to excite people into reading again. It seems less and less people read - whether due to lack of time, or that they "haven't found a book they like yet", and I would really love to see that turn around. Reading is so enjoyable and to those mentioned above who have yet to find a book they like... keep trying! It isn't as though there are a lack of them to choose from! There are so many genres, authors, topics, etc that I, personally, feel it is impossible for people to keep up with that excuse. Which, again, brings me back to the point of why I started a blog. I want people to be able to see what I'm reading and what I thought about the book, and, ideally, I want to see comments posted if people have read that particular book too - bring on the arguments if you disagree with me at all! Even better if I am getting some younger followers, as I think reading is a great past-time for kids (much better than tv, if you're going to be sitting idle!). So please recommend this blog to your friends and family and lets get the world reading again!


  1. I think its awesome how you're such a strong advocate for reading. My consumption of books has definitely fallen throughout the years, mainly because of my growing "adult" responsibilities (working, university, etc.). I've currently started reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" though, due to so many people telling me how awesome it is--have you read it? I'm going to try reading lots during Christmas, and I'll take your advice and try out a Jodi Picoult book. I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. I know what you mean about responsibilities getting in the way! I find it's really handy to keep whatever novel I'm currently reading in my purse/close at hand (maybe that makes me odd?) - that way if I'm stuck waiting, say, at the doctor's office, I can pull out my book and pass the time reading. I haven't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yet, but I've been hearing good things, so it's definitely one I'll be checking out at some point. Glad to hear you'll check out Jodi Picoult! Be sure to let me know which one you read and what you thought! :)

  3. I have read since I was a young girl. I have passed on my love of reading to my children and of that single thing, I am so happy. I read every single day, some days for 1/2 hour and some days for 5 minutes but I always have a book with me, on my iPod if out and about. You never know when you will have some time to read a chapter or a line or 2. I just finished "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult, I am also a fan of hers. A couple of recent reads I really enjoyed are "A Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok and "The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford