22.7.09

Reading is Sexy




The library causes me anxiety. I go in there and the place has wall-to-wall books. It's too overwhelming...how do I choose the perfect books to absorb myself in for the follwing 2 weeks. How to narrow it down... Without fail, 2 hours later, I leave with at least 7 books (after whitling that number down from 16).

In March/April-ish I made a new goal. I am going to try to read 100 books a year. Every year. Broken down, that is really only like 2 books a week. That is totally doable. So, I bought a "book journal" called Book Lust (which, I think, is a very clever name!) where I can keep track of all my reads. There is space for the title, author, date and thoughts on the read. The only thing that makes me mad is that I haven't been doing this my whole life!!



In the forward of the journal, it is suggested to give a book at least 50 pages before giving up on it. If, after 50 pages you can't get into it, don't finish it. I thought about that for like 3 days since I always feel obligation to finish a book once I start it. But, as with all goals, there needs to be a little wriggle room, so I decided I would adapt this idea. So far this year I have only given up on 2 reads...



The Poisonwood Bible



The Emperor's Children

Have you read either of these? I just can't get into them. Should I feel bad about that?



ANYWAY, I am reading the biography of Princess Grace Kelly. I find her life fascinating. Academy Award winning actress who gave it all up to marry a real-life prince! Although it certainly was no fairy tale. I think she is just lovely. And I totally have a crush on her and her style!



2 comments:

Fashionably Kate said...

Reading IS sexy!
Awesome goal Carly.. I tried to read all of the classic books off of the Barnes and Noble book list. I think I've read like 25 out of the 100. That's probably all I'll read off of that list.

Did you ever read Time Travelor's Wife? If not do it! :)

Melissa Hirschi said...

I love the idea of "Book Lust". I always keep track of what I've read in my day planner. I'll have to go get one of those.

I gave up on Emperor's Children too. I just couldn't get into it and I just bought Poisenwood Bible. Sad that you didn't love it. I had high hopes!