Reading Dry Spell is Over

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Reading is as much a part of my personality as is the color of my eyes, my sense (or lack) of humour and how I walk. However, the last 7 seven years I didn’t do much free-choice reading. I read because I had to for school. And many times it was plain difficult to make myself read and more importantly interact with the material.

Wahoo! That dry spell is now over. I WANT to read. But I am feeling overwhelmed at the choices. The library holds thousands of free alternatives, the used book store is a haven of titles to devour, Amazon one-click is an addiction I admit to and of course my own personal library houses many, many choices.

 What to read first? And then next? I wanted, I needed, a plan to get me started.

Then I remembered seeing (online somewhere while browsing) reading challenges. I cobbled together several lists and came up with one that fit me. I love it when a plan comes together

Tell a bit about your reading.

  1. Where do you mainly get your books from?
  2. How do you decide which books to read?

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Duker  |  . at .

    I get many books from a good circle of friends and then I frequent the used book store in Rancho Cordova, plus there are always books on my birthday/Christmas wish list…. I like getting and giving books to friends who I know will pass on the treasure when they finish to someone else.
    When I get my books I like to keep them all in the same pile and read a different genre after every fisninshed book. Like, if I just finished a mysterey then I may chose a non-fiction or a love story. I like to mix up my reading lists and I ALWAYS have an open book going. right now I am doing 2 a Sandra Brown and a Christian non-fiction called Fres Faith.
    Good Stuff. To coin a phrase from Finding Nemo and making it my own.
    Books are our friends !


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      I agree, The Book Worm in Rancho is a good place to go. I am now getting into passing along books. Mainly because I am finally reading books that others will want to read. 🙂 I just passed along 20 Wishes to Debbie to read.

      I like your method of mixing it up regarding genre. (I like to say that word – genre.) I’ll have to try that myself.

      Oh yea , Books ARE our Friends!


  • 3. Brenda  |  . at .

    Oh where to start, where to start. There are many, many good books out there but I try to get mine for free. So its the library for me. I keep a list and reserve them on line. That way I don’t waste precious reading time searching for a book. The library has everything, so I only use Amazon for reference material that I will use over and over.


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      I like the idea of free especially since these past years I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on books.

      What are the top 3 books on your list?

      I like the idea of having a list so that time isn’t wasted and you remember what it is you wanted to read.


  • 5. lynette  |  . at .

    Whew! I was getting concerned, you looked a little dry to me;).
    My books mainly come from the library. Also buy books at the Bookworm on Sunrise Blvd.


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      lol. I am dry indeed. That’s one reason the henna tatoo on my foot is still vibrant. 🙂

      Aren’t we fortunate to have a library and the Bookworm so close to us?


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