It’s Good to Have Goals
Reading is bed is dangerous. I called this blog “Reading in Bed” after an Emily Haines song, and also because I do 99% of my reading in bed. Most nights I read in bed until my eyes begin to cross and words start to blur.
The danger is that I forget at least the last page or two of what I’ve read, and, that I never blog about my reading because I lose consciousness immediately after I’m done. I often think to myself “oo! Must blog about this book/chapter/passage/line” but when I wake up, the motivation is gone.
So, I haven’t been blogging, but I have been reading. I am on #94 in my quest to read 100 of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die before the end of the year. And I’m really excited about what I’m reading now (The Grapes of Wrath) and what I’m going to be reading soon:
I’m going to be really proud of myself if I reach 100 books by the end of the year. When I set my goal I didn’t count on getting pregnant, with the attendant exhaustion and stupidity. I didn’t count on us moving and all the craziness that will (hopefully) ensue. It’s going to be a tough go but maybe I can save my hormone-addled brain with a few- say, six- good books.
I just finally bought the 1001 books to read before you die book. I am still working on my list of 100 books becuase they are all on the list, but I am also reading other books off the larger list as well. Working on The Castle of Otranto which is a fluffy read set in a castle. Can’t wait until I get to The Grapes of Wrath on my list of 100 becuase John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors.
I am loving Grapes of Wrath. In an “omg I can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet” kind of way. And in a “I can’t stop reading but don’t want to be done” kind of way.