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Monday, May 28, 2007

My 50 Book Challenge

Well, I finally decided to do it! I have been looking at so many other book blogs and totally enjoying seeing what everyone has been reading, that I decided that I would work on a blog to catalogue the books I will be reading this year, and just talk about books in general.

I love to read, I have always loved to read, ever since I was 3 and my mom introduced me to library books, I have always had piles of books everywhere. I remember long summer days laying on my bed with a Coca Cola and a good book, for hours! Books and the stories and characters within have been some of my best friends growing up through the years.

Then I went to college, and my reading was reduced to basically textbooks, and in the summers and Christmas breaks, I would still read for fun, but I didn't like the pressure of having to read, so I would not consume as many books as I had as a child.

Then I graduated from college and my love of the written word went downhill as I got married and life got in the way. And I read, but not as much as I used to, and not with the fervor that I used to feel when I would read. I used to list the books I read in the backs of my journals, and tally them up at the end of the year, and after college I read, but it wasn't an obsession, or a passion anymore. It was just a way to pass the time. But I decided that this year I was going to fall in love with the written word once again. And thus started my 50 book challenge for the year, and I must admit, I am falling sadly behind. I am on book #14 for the year, and I think as June is coming up and that is the half way point of the year I should be much closer to #25.

But press on I will.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Hi Shannon! I see you have read some Luanne Rice this year. She is one of my favorite authors and I'm glad to see someone else reading her. Have you read Cloud Nine? That's my favorite!

Shannon said...

oh yes, I have read Cloud Nine, in fact, it is in my "to be read again" this year list! Thanks for visiting!