|To promote the Read Across America program, the New York Public Library created a 26-ft tall by 40-ft wide display that spelled out the word “Read” using 25,000 Dr. Seuss books.|
I have loved to read since I was a very little girl. From Three Little Kittens to Nancy Drew and Little Women. I still love to read, and need to, to fall asleep. However, in the last year, I have found myself watching more television and reading fewer books. So, as I mentioned in my resolutions, I have challenged myself to reading 52 books this year. When I say the number, it doesn't really sound like that many, until I realize that I haven't really determined exactly what that means.
I tend to read long books. I just finished 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami, and it was 925 pages. I like design and decorating books, too, which tend to be more pictures than words. So I guess they will balance each other out. I'm starting to worry, can I do this? But wait, breathe! This is supposed to be fun! And also pull me away from the t.v. garbage I've been ingesting lately!
I'm going to take it one book at a time and just see what happens! Even though I started 1Q84 in 2011, I finished it in 2012, so I'm counting it! My best friend wants to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Sunday, so I'm speeding through that one, now. I realize I'm late to that party, but c'est la vie! Mary McDonald Interiors and Suzanne Sommers' Sexy Forever are on my bedside table and my daughter gave me Alice Waters' In the Green Kitchen for Christmas. (Should I count cookbooks? I think yes, if I actually read the whole thing!) So my plate is full and I will be on target for January if I do manage to get all of these read. After that, I will be looking for suggestions, so please share your favorite titles!
|Now if only I could sit here to read.|
That chair is on my dream wish list!