Friday, January 26, 2018

Things I love:

I love reading. I have a love of books, paper, I can't do the reading on screens. I supposed one day I will have to but right now I have shelves and shelves of books. I have many favourite authors and I keep reading their new works and old over and over. I still have books from when I was a child and teenager, because books speak to me. They bring me to new worlds and experiences. They give me so many emotions, laughing, crying, frustration, you name it.

Since I do work full time and have a family of five (including me) to care for. Well we all do our fair share. I don't have as much time to read as I would like. I usually get some times on the weekends and if I can manage it I get about 15-30 minutes before bed.

For awhile while I was depressed, I didn't read a whole lot at all. It was a terrible slump and I tended to just reread books because I found it hard to try new authors.

I do the Goodreads challenges and each year I've gone up 5 books as a challenge. At first I was just making it. I've been doing the challenge since 2011 but goodreads does not show the years 2011 and 2012, so I don't know if I did them those years.

2013 28 of 50 challenge
2014 28 of 25
2015 25 of 25
2016 38 of 30
2017 62 of 35
2018 -- of 40
upping my challenge each year.

I've also been apart of Audible for a few years I've really used it a lot the last 2-3 years. Who keeps track really. But it makes life so much easier to have a story read to me as I work around the house or drive or do grocery shopping or workout. It really helps me multitask.

I've discovered many new authors this way and tried new books. I'm also using the library more often  than I used to. One way to save money!

Currently I'm reading:
Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong (probably my top favorite author)
The Rosie Project
Listening to:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (reread)
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
 I like to read more than one book at a time.It's something I've always done not sure why.

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