Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Someone on my Facebook mentioned Goodreads.com. I see they have a place to set reading goals. 2014 doesn't seem to be up yet, but I'll join it when it shows up. When I titled this blog I was going to do 50 books a year but that title was taken so I went with the next number which is 51 and then two days later I realized since there are 52 weeks in a year, it would have been more logical to pick 52. Ah well, if I can keep up with the pace of a book a week I'll be lucky. This week I finished reading Awakened by Cast. I had read part of it last July then  had to return it while I went out of town. So when I recently got it back I couldn't remember where I stopped reading and ended up reading the whole book again, which was very frustrating.

I just started reading an Alaskan story called the Raven's Gift. I like the way the chapters alternate between the present and the recent past. It's a bit of a thriller at this point, though I'm not sure where the author is going with it.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Reading Goals First Post

Since I think reading is very important, especially when you are a writer, I've decided to read 51 books a year, starting in 2014. I'll keep track of them here, maybe even write a mini-review of the ones I like the most. Keeping track of them will help me to stay motivated, and maybe inspire others to put more reading into their lives. Sounds like fun. My local librarians are very good about getting a hold of books for me too. I just hope that when January rolls around I remember my goal.