After my research into American Literacy yesterday, I made a pledge to myself to read more and watch television less this year and beyond.
When I think back to my school years I amazed by how much I read–at least a book a week…usually 2-3 a week. Once I graduated college and started working and living on my own…the hours seemed to be eaten up by the daily grind at work, the commute, and by cooking and cleaning and shopping… And the few minutes that I did have at the end of the day…were spent sitting in front of the television for some brainless entertainment. I’m lucky if I read 1-2 books a month now-I read less than 25 last year (only 20 that I actually tracked and can now recall)
So I’ve been searching online for a few reading challenges to join this year and have found one so far that is perfect.
It is hosted by The Book Vixen and quite simply challenges one to read more books in 2011 than in 2010. Simple and exactly the type of challenge to get me going this year. Me vs. Me…my kind of competition! Feel free to sign up at her website here. And feel free to keep me honest…by checking up on me. I’ll be starting a new page of reading challenges in addition to the Reading List pages that I currently have.
How many of you are active readers? Do you participate in any challenges?? What are you currently reading???