I like to read. That is a sentence that I wouldn't have written 5 years ago. Fast forward to today and I can say that I have finished 101 books in the last 21 months. I have been really encouraged by my class or students this year. They are really good readers!
I currently have 5 books checked out from the library and I plan on returning them by the end of next week. When I return them I will have 4 books waiting for pickup.
I began 2013 having read 75 books. In January I finished 10 books and in February I finished 16. I am definitely not going to keep that pace up! I find myself trying to use all of my extra time to finish another chapter or just to get another page read. I never used to be able to understand people who were like that. Now I am one of them?
I usually have 3 books going at a time. I read one book at school. This book is typically a book that my students might read. I read two books at home. I try to have one novel and one nonfiction book.
The books I am reading right now are: The Graveyard Book (2009 Newberry Winner), 17 Hours to Glory (a book on ironman participants) and The Sun Also Rises (a novel by Hemingway). This is a typical spread. I have been reading nonfiction on urban farming type books or on fitness (biking or running). We will see where my interest go next.
I know that this post is basically bragging about how many books I have read. That is not my intention. I wrote it just because I can't believe how far I have come and needed to give it validation and post it here.
As of today, I have 1 year left to finish the remaining 52 goals. It is going to be a really busy year! Many of them I think I should be able to finish. There are a few that might need adjusting, but I will cross that bridge when it comes up.