Okay, so I said I was going to take on the challenge to read 50 books this year. Um, yeah. A certain friend of mine has been kicking my virtual patootie. I think she's on like, 15 or something. Since I am the most competitive person on the planet (no, seriously. I was playing basketball with my husband-then-fiancee and I just can't play. I have to play. He ended up elbowing me in the skull, chipping a small piece of bone off my eyebrow bone. Is that what it's called? Anyway, you can still feel the piece of bone moving around in there, 12 years later. I'm just that competitive), I can't let this year go by without reading 50 books.
This doesn't seem like it should be that big of a deal. I used to read 2-3 books a week. Note the words "used to." That was before I started writing. This seems backward, but now I spend all my free time writing, editing, critiquing, and surfing the 'net.
I really need to get back to reading.
So here's my public confession. I've only read two books this year. Le sigh.
My goal: List at least one book per week from now on. I have the summer to catch up. (Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself.)
My 50 books in 2009:
1. TANTALIZE by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Like I haven't said enough about this book. I read it the first week of January. I have ETERNAL in my queue.
2. THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson
I have access to hundreds and hundreds of books. My DH has a classroom library. I brought this book home over the weekend and devoured it. A fantastic blend of fairy tales and detective work. You should read it if you like humor, fairy tales, mystery, and a fun time. It was fantastic.
So that makes 2 this year. I have a stack of 12-15 books on my table. I'm so gonna get caught up on this whole 50 books thing.
I blogged about which books I have in my queue here. What else do I need to read this year?
You so know I'm not going to lose this. Even though I'm only at #2...