2015 started off amazing for me, book-wise! Somehow I managed to read–as in, start and finish–one book every day from January 1st ’til the 9th. And they weren’t all small books, either! Most of them were, like 350-400+ pages long.
Okay, so HOW did I do this? Well:
a) I read pretty fast when I’m not distracted by my phone/email/Twitter/etc. I ended up hiding my phone in another room and setting my iPad to play music; that kept me from the constant checking of email and whatnot.
b) I stuck with books that grabbed me immediately. If a book wasn’t interesting or enthralling in the first 50 pages, I dumped it.
c) I have a really long commute! Which means more time for reading. I also brought my Kindle with me wherever I went (including Disneyland!) so I could read a chapter or two while waiting in lines.
On the 10th of January, I hit a slump. I couldn’t find any good books and nothing was working and the whole thing went to pot. I was still reading, but I wasn’t reading with the intensity that I had been the week before.
Still, I’m really proud of myself for reading so much so fast, and I totally want to see if I can do it again next month.
What awesome book-related thing have you done so far this year?