Sunday, February 7, 2010

Resolution Read- check-in

It's been a little over a month since I blogged about my New Year's resolution. That was to read more and to rediscover the joy of reading. (I'm talking about novels here not blogs or how-to books.) Now, I've heard that the first thirty days of any resolution are the most important. If you can be consistent for thirty days you are most likely to make a lifestyle change. I asked you to join in with this little project and so today I thought would be a good time to check in and see how it's going.
Have you made time to read? If so, how much reading have you accomplished? (Any reading at all is an accomplishment in this info overloaded world.) What have you discovered?
I have read two books since I started this project and am halfway through a third. I was hoping to have had four books read but two is twice as much as last year. I completed a fun YA and a great scifi. I'm halfway through a mystery. I've learned I have to make time to read. That having the book with me when I go somewhere creates the opportunity to read. Creating opportunities is the only way to increase the reading in my life. By doing this, I've enjoyed other author voices and making time to read has helped me to put away the internal editor and instead search out the fun in mine own work.
I'll be checking in periodically this year (not monthly) to see how you are doing and to let you know how I'm doing with the resolution and what I've learned.
So, please leave a comment and tell me what you're reading right now. Cheers~


Kathryn Magendie said...

I just finished WNC local writer Dot Jackson's "Refuge" - a wonderful writer and book!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Kathryn, thanks for stopping by. I'll add this book to my reading list. cheers~

Linda Kage said...

My sister leant me "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks to read. I'm mostly into happy endings, so I'm going very slow on this book, already worried it's going to be one of those tear-jerkers.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Linda, let me know what you think of that book. :) I finished the mystery last night. So I'm officially at three books now.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I've been getting more reading done this year but it's due to health problems (so there is an up side to getting sick) and not my resolutions. I've read four so far. Currently I'm reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King which is over 1,000 pages so I'll probably be working on it for quite some time.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by. So sorry to hear you are having health troubles. Sending positive thoughts and healing prayers. That is a big book. You'll have to tell us if you liked it. Cheers~

Jessica said...

I'm reading a romantic suspense by Laura Griffin. It's pretty good.

Wow, I'm so sorry I haven't been by. I don't know why except that somehow I missed your posts in my dashboard? Ack.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Ashley Ladd said...

Hubby gave me a Cooler eBook reader for Christmas and I was eager to start reading a bunch. I've only done a little, but I think I'll get offline in a bit and read for awhile. There was a time I was a vorcious reader and devoured romances. It's time I revert to my former self.