What do you think if I told you: “I hate reading!” Can’t be, right?! Wrong!! To read a book is my personal torture. And actually, I am quite ashamed to dislike reading so much. It is so not the example I want to set my daughter. I want her to loose herself in a gripping story. Having her imagination run wild about the adventures she reads. And most of all I want her to be hungry for more. I want that for myself as well! BUT … reading books is not a hobby for dyslectic people!
Today it ends! Right here, right now! Dyslexia will no longer be my excuse not to read!
This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading al these years! Of course I have read texts and blogs. I’ve even read bed time stories to my daughter. When it comes down to relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book … No, that’s not my way to relax. In school we had lists of books we had to read and discuss. OMG , those were to worst assignments. Turning my weakness in a strength, I started researching libraries for resumes, videos and everything related to the books in question. I could talk about them without having read a single word. It was never a problem. Well, it leaves me with the same issue today: I can’t or don’t like to read a book.
I have been tackling my “weakness” by analysing blogs and writing posts. But I have the feeling that, as long as I don’t read a proper book, or better still a few each year, I’ll never be able to say; “I have learned to live with my biggest weakness.”
So it was a blessing, finding the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2015 on Pinterest at the beginning of this month. THE occasion to get started!
It’s been ages since I’ve set myself a new year’s resolution. Hopefully you’ll help me to make it come through.
I’m not saying or promising myself, I will read 50 books as listed in the Challenge. That would be too big of a goal. Remember, goals have to be realistic and attainable. So these are my 2015 reading goals and how I plan to achieve them:
- I will try to tick of as much of the boxes as possible.
- My handbag will always carry a book or my Kindle.
- Each book and my “book report” will be posted.
- Everyone can make book recommendations by leaving a comment. Please leave me the Title, Author and why I should read it.
- End of 2015 I will post a resume of the Challenge and whether or not I will keep on going in 2016
And without further delay, … these are the first books on my list:
This will keep my busy for a while!
Anyway, what about you? Are you a book addict? I’d love to know and hear about your suggestions.