But mostly, as a writer, I hope that by reading lots of good books, good writing will seep into my brain and my pores by osmosis and come right out my fingertips onto the page.
Reading lots of good books makes me a better writer.
Don't believe that can happen? Then make your own reading challenge. Even if you're not a writer, but just someone who loves reading.
I made my challenge on Goodreads, and you can do it there also or just keep your own records.
You can follow along to see how I'm doing by watching the graph at the bottom of my sidebar on the right, or click on the link there to see what I've actually read. As of today, since the new year started, I've read nine books: four novels and five picture books.
Are you a reader? Want to set up a challenge for yourself?
It can be five books or five hundred - it makes no difference.