Reading is sexy.
To me, reading is an escape.
An escape from reality.
An escape from life.
If only for a moment.
If you know me, you know that I’m usually reading a minimum of three books at once, if not more.
Usually, the more comes in the form of an unpublished manuscript.
I beta read. I edit. I love it.
That’s why I love Goodreads.
Click the link. DO IT!
If you’re an avid reader like I am, Goodreads is a great tool. It helps track your reading, and keeps you in constant contact with other authors and/or readers.
This year, I set myself an annual goal to read no less than 50 books.
You’d think that’d be cake, right?
I mean, it’s roughly one book a week, and when you consider that they count novellas the same as actual full-length novels…
Apparently, not so much.
I’d expected that I’d be done with my 50 books by July…
I’m at 26…
Of course, Goodreads doesn’t count all of the unpublished manuscripts I read for editing purposes, but still. My total seems a bit low.
For instance, I am currently reading four books:
Heck, if Goodreads counted all the manuscripts I’ve read this year, then I would be at 50 already?!
Alas, I digress…
What I really want to know is, what are YOU reading?
Why do you read?
And (most importantly) am I insane?
;) ADD much? Yep…
PS: Seriously Mom, you have GOT to get on Goodreads! It will keep track of all your books for you!
~ by christel42 on June 20, 2011.
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