I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember–and even longer than that, if all the pictures of me as a tiny child on the lap of a parent, surrounded by books, are to be believed. I’ve been a voracious reader most of my life.
However, I must say, my reading significantly declined during a time in my life when I probably should have been reading the most–when I was a high school English teacher. But man! It’s hard to plan curriculum for classes you’ve not taught before (or for long), grade papers, do your chores, and still find time to read. Since I’m subbing right now, and subs don’t have to take their work home with them like “real” teachers do, I’m having more luck fitting in reading time. Though I don’t like everything about subbing, that is one of the blessings that I can appreciate.
Right now, my Goodreads Reading Challenge for the year is set at 16 books (SIXTEEN books in the year twenty-SIXTEEN), and if I keep reading at this rate, I will easily surpass that goal. But we’ll just have to see how the rest of the year pans out.
When you’ve read a lot of books, it can be hard to remember everything you’ve read without the help of a site like Goodreads, and even then, the details can get fuzzy. Writing about what you read can help cement it in your mind a little better, and maybe (just maybe) get you thinking a little more critically about it, and keep your mind sharp to boot. I hope to be able to that regularly here.
So, 9 days into April, let’s talk about the books I read in March, shall we? 😉 Continue reading “March Reading”