Books, books, books

I love books! I can spend hours in a book store roaming through the aisles, or on Amazon downloading books to my Kindle app, but I have a confession.

I don’t read as much as I’d like.

Currently I use the excuse that I am in school and rarely find time to sit and read a good book, but the reality is, even if I am on a break, I don’t read. I have every intention to read during my breaks, but I don’t.

I think much of it has to do with the fact that I started reading late in life. I don’t recall reading my first chapter book until middle school. That coupled with the fact that I read very slowly, gets me discouraged when I meet people who can finish a book in two or three sittings and I am still stuck on chapter one. But, I don’t let that stop my from buying books. I am convinced that one day I will have nothing better to do but sit around a read.

I am motivated to change that though. I started reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn a few days ago (I know, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet either!) and have managed to steal away a few minutes a day to read a few pages. It’s not much, but it’s progress.

Do you have any suggestions on what I should read next? What are you reading right now?

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2 thoughts on “Books, books, books

  1. I may have read that in high school, I don’t remember. But you should read at your own pass, it’s more fun that way.

  2. I love reading, I go through phases when I read a bunch of books all in a row and then times like now, when I read as little as 5 or ten minutes before I go to bed. It takes me ages to finish a book this way, but reading isn’t a race. If the book is good enough it will hold my attention no matter how long it takes me to get it finished!

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