#1 for those of you who may not know what TBR is – To be read
#2 I’m going to insert in the quote above the word “women.”
And now that we got that out of the way. I’m ready to share my list of books for the month of March. Why am I doing this? I think I hear some of you asking…. well, I decided that giving up something I really enjoy was in no way making me any happy. Also, laying to myself about not having time to read was not working out…. I sort of knew I was lying and decided to do something about it.
I have always enjoyed reading… growing up I read anything and everything. I used to have to get on chairs to reach the books on my parent’s bookshelves. They always encouraged me to read and, in fact, from the moment I was able to read, my father and I had a ritual and read to each other almost every night….. we would take turns making up voices and imagining sceneries from the books. I learned to love words.
Then I grew up and things got really complicated… there was work and friends and …. ugh!!! the iPhone and internet… I know, it’s still reading but what about the books? I think when I got my iPad I bought a few books and read them but then the novelty wore off. After that, reading on the iPad just felt different. Like something was missing. I never got to finish a book because I never felt the satisfaction of holding that physical object full of interesting words and escapes to different worlds.
This year I decided that I was going to start reading physical book again and it became such a pleasant trip to a very familiar world. I decided to challenge myself to read 50 books and then decided to take on the 12-12-12 challenge. If you look on the side bar of the blog I’m keeping track of my reading challenge so you can follow it there. I am also on Goodreads where I post the books I read and when possible the status of my reading.
I think I’ve rambled quite enough don’t you?????? please stop me next time or I can go on and on and on.
In the month of March I plan on reading:
- Animal Farm by George Orwell This one is part of my 12-12-12 Challenge as well
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
- Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin Also a part of my 12-12-12 Chalenge
- The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
Yes, it does sound like a lot of books but the point is to have fun and find new authors, new stories and new favorites. The point is to enjoy myself and get back to doing something I really enjoyed doing as a child and taking some time to just be. There is no stress. If I don’t finish then I don’t finish. Nothing to worry about right?
What did you do as a child that you would love to get back to doing now?