I absolutely love to read and I read as much as possible. Last year, I participated in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge on Ravelry and I was a bit disappointed that I only read 20 books last year. I didn't read for several months and then I went on a reading rampage.
This year I am once again aiming for 52 Books in 52 Weeks, problem being that we are in week 13 and I've only read 2 books. I need to get my reading motivation back in gear and while I like the 52 Books in 52 Weeks (there really should be an abbreviation for that), it gives me a whole year and I end up slacking off in terms of reading consistently through the year, usually opting for a rush at the end of the year.
This year I want to read more consistently throughout the year. Once I pick up books I remember how much I like to read and wonder why I let my reading lapse in the first place. I decided to participate in the Spring Reading Thing 2010 over at Callapidder Days . The challenge goes from March 20, 2010 to June 20, 2010.
Here is my list of books
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot
Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders
Tangled Up In Love by Heidi Betts
Dying In Love by Elaine Viets
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Escape from Bridezilla by Jacqueline de Montravel
Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD
10-10-10 by Suzy Welch
Buddha in your Backpack by Franz Metcalf
Dance of the Spirit by Maria Harris
Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Knitting Goddess by Deborah Bergman
As you can see, it's a long list. Luckily, I can read pretty fast. Sometimes reading a 300 page book in one day. Most are novels so those should go fairly quickly, unless I don't get into them. I abide by the Rule of 50 - which helps me figure out what books not to read, not investing too much into a book I don't seem to like. I also know that sometimes I'm just not in the mood to read a particular book, I will put it down and come back to it later, if the second time around it doesn't meet the qualifications for the Rule of 50 then out it goes.
Won't you join me and read some books this spring?
I received my copy of Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo from Paperback Swap on 3/25/2010 (yesterday). I had been waiting for this book and as soon as I got it I started reading it. 24 hours later I'm done with it. It was a good story, I loved the characters and the way their stories played out. And it was a quick read for me, but then again I do read fast.