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Becoming a Reader Again

As I mentioned back in February, I’ve decided to try to return to reading this year by setting a goal of reading at least one book per month. Thus far, I’ve managed to read twelve books in 2012. I’m currently in the middle of two books, The 4-Hour Work Week and How Doctor’s Think (which I’m finding fascinating), and Stephen and I are reading Shepherding a Child’s Heart together. I have to say that it’s a new experience for me to have a book that I’m currently reading. It’s been a while since I’ve had an answer to the question, “So what are you reading these days?”

While twelve books in 9 months makes me only a rookie reader, I feel accomplished! I used to keep a spreadsheet of the books I’ve read, but I recently found Goodreads.com through my friend Keren (who reads more books in a year than I can imagine). I’m loving this site! Not only does it allow me to catalog what I’ve read, but it also lets me connect with other reader friends to get ideas from them of what to read. One of the main things that has held me back from reading is that I didn’t know what book to choose. The idea of going to the library and randomly pulling books off the shelf somehow didn’t seem like a plan for success. Now I have a long list of books I’d like to read, and seeing my friends’ reading lists has broadened my horizons.

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3 thoughts on “Becoming a Reader Again

  1. Good job!

    I love that aspect of Goodreads. After I read your review of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, I bumped it up on my to-read list and really profited a lot from it. (So thank you for taking the time to write it out. :))

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