I really hadn’t realized how little reading I’ve been doing of late. I buy tons of books and then don’t end up reading them. So my TBR stacks of actual books and ebooks are really large. Massive. Enormous. Anyhow, I have been making a strong effort to read more this year. I used to do nothing but read, and then somehow I stopped. I spent more time with the TV and life. I’ve been missing out. So I determined this year to make a point of reading more. Part of the issue is that I used to sit down and read books all through in one reading. Or pretty close. Now I have to space it out over days or a week. Depending on my work schedule and life schedule.
I am happy to report that so far this year I’ve read 9 books. That’s about one book every four to five days. I’m pretty happy with that. If I keep that up, I can read 70 books this year. I never ever kept track of how many books I read before. Seems kind of stupid. Like more about how many than what I read. But I think at this point it might help me remember to turn off the TV or to grab the time instead of thinking I don’t have enough to get reading done.
It’s the same with writing. You can’t always have a lot of time to write, or rather, a large block. Sometimes you have to work it into short snatches. Same with reading. Heck, same with cleaning and life. Anyhow, I need to figure out what I’m going to start reading next. It’s almost overwhelming–I have so many choices. It’s a fun dilemma to have.
In other news, one of my orchids is blooming. This has never happened before. I’m stunned I didn’t kill it. The blooms are not what you think of for orchids. They are small and purple. Very delicate. I’m really excited to see them open all the way.
In other news, I want to figure out something yummy to make this week. Something the kids will like and something new that I haven’t made before. I’ve never made risotto, and am considering that, but I wonder if anyone has other ideas. The kids eat just about anything, though they are not fond of spicy things or lettuce. Personally I hate mushrooms and fish. If anyone has ideas, do offer them.