If you’re a librarian, people assume you really, super duper love reading and that that’s all you do in your spare time. (But that’s not actually why I got into librarianship at all. For me, it’s the research and providing access component.) When I was younger and didn’t have responsibilities, I loved reading. I was a “read a book in a day” kind of person. When I worked in a public library, I also read a lot, but more for work purposes; it’s a good thing I do enjoy YA! I just haven’t been able to get back into the reading groove for several years now. In fact, I sort of have anxiety when it comes to reading for fun–What did I forget to do? I should do those dishes. I should exercise, etc.
I do read a lot of professional literature and library blogs, etc., but not what you traditionally think of reading for pleasure, although I do enjoy the reading I do. I also have about a three-hour commute round-trip (I drive), and while I have done audiobooks, I would rather get my NPR fix during my commute. The segments are shorter, and I do have to concentrate on my drive.
For 2016, I plan to read 12 books. It’s not a high number, and I already have books lined up from both Goodreads and things already on my shelf (including “librarian” books), but it’s a number I feel like I can get through without pressure. I am quite proud that I actually read The Circle during my winter break. It took two days, and I actually finished it on the last day of 2015.
In addition to this, my husband and I will be re-instilling reading together, but because of our schedules, we’re doing it book club style. He is not a big reader, but he has read a few books this last year. I am so proud! I have been sick with a cold all week, and during his days off, we watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, so we decided on starting with The Hobbit.
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Wishing you success with your reading journey. 12 books is a great goal, especially since some people don’t have any. Wishing you safe travels on your commute, and happy reading.
Thanks, Virgobeauty! I hadn’t thought of it that way. Lucky for me, I don’t go back to work until January 19th! It’s pretty late this academic year, but I’m not complaining. 🙂
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Wow that’s a goooood break. Hope you enjoy it tremendously.
It is really long! Thanks, I will definitely make the most out of the time I have left.
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I wish you luck! I’ve found that audiobooks are perfect for household chores like cooking and cleaning. I also like getting my news during the drive.
Audiobooks during chores is a great idea! I usually do music…or silence. Thanks!