Besides being an author and writer, I am also an avid reader. (Don't those two things go hand in hand?)
One of my favorite sites on the internet is Goodreads, where I can mark down all the books I read, make friends with other readers, read and write reviews, and find lots of other good books I want to read.
This year, I once again took part in the Goodreads Challenge. Because it was 2012, I challenged myself to read 112 books. (Last year I read 128, so I figured it would be no problem.)
But as the middle of an extremely busy December rolled around, I was a little behind. Eek, could I make my goal? Truth be told, I also had just read about 1/3 of the way through two rather dark literary books, and decided not to finish them. So I didn't count those.
But I did take myself to the library a few days ago, and found some relatively easy, short books that I gobbled up quickly. Was that cheating? No, I don't think so.
But I made my goal! Last night, I finished my 112th book for the year, and I'm already reading another. I might even make 113 for the year.
Here is what I've read this year:
Here's wishing a Happy New Year, and a Happy Reading Year, to all of you!
May the year 2013 bring you the best of everything!
By the way, I plan to read at least 113 books next year! :-)