So, the Great American Read Finale aired last night and America’s Favorite Book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I must confess that I have started it a few times but have not finished it. But since it is America’s Favorite Book, I guess I must! There were many selections on the list that I have not read yet and I would really like to devote some of the Holidays and some of 2019 to tackling those picks.
To that end, the last Link List of this series, This Bookman: Meditations & Miscellany is devoted to finding ways to make more time to engage in reading. Modern Mrs. Darcy was kind enough to give us her tips on how she finds time to read. And Charles Chu wrote a post that went viral about and entitled, The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year.
At this point in my life, I am averaging around 35 books per year. I have already reached my goal of 38 books this year and will undoubtedly add more before the year is out. A part of me wants to read 100 books in 2019 and according to Chu is very possible. Doing his math, I would need 208 hours to read 100 books. That seems like a lot. However, per the stats on my iPhone, during the past 7 days I have spent 12 hours playing Candy Crush and other assorted games. Kind of puts it into perspective, doesn’t it? If I read instead of playing Candy Crush, I would knock out 100 books in 4 months. Hmm! I just don’t know if I’m ready to commit to that though. What do you guys think I should do?
What about you? What would be the most books you would want to read next year?
til tomorrow, enjoy life