It’s time for an update on Writing Leaves No Time For Reading. I realized a while back I had not been reading. Between the day job and writing and occasionally talking to my family, there just wasn’t time. I missed it. I truly enjoy reading and I joined the 2015 Reading Challenge. Since I love organization, my first step was to create a spreadsheet of the types of books I needed to read and identify which books I would read. For those who don’t want to check out the web site, it’s a fifty book challenge. You pick the books as long as they fall into the prescribed categories.
Some books were a new found joy (Dead Balance by Gary Wayne Clark), others did not live up to hype (The Wolfen by Whitney Strieber), and still others were a trip down memory lane (Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure by Franklin W Dixon covered the book read as a child). Overall I’ve enjoyed the ride, but some of the books were not the type I normally read and I won’t be rereading them, ever. A couple were down right dark. And the requirement to ‘read a book you started but didn’t finish’ is just wrong. There’s a reason I didn’t finish the book the first time, normally it’s because it never grabbed my attention; but I have now finished Inferno by Dan Brown.
I have seven books left to complete the challenge. I’m feeling pretty good about my chances.