Saturday, December 26, 2009


Last night I finished my 150th book for the year.  I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.  Out of that 150 there were several I really enjoyed (so much so I read them a second time later in the year) and some not-so-good-ones I finished because I had to see how it turned out.  There was a series I enjoyed in the beginning but after about the 10th book was getting rather raunchy.

The book I finished last night was the first non-fiction, Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas and Micah Sparks.  I really enjoyed it and it's made me see (although I already knew) that I need to find balance in my life.  Stress, among other things, have plagued me this year and I realized I used reading as an escape.  It didn't start or end (the last few books) that way but the middle chuck was an escape from my life.  Next year I would like to read no more than 100 books and only escape for a couple hours at day's end as a reward for balancing the rest of life.

I want all my goals for next year to help me balance my crazy, stress-filled life.  I'll have to ponder how I'm going to accomplish that.

1 comment:

becca said...

hey kelly, i think its cool that you tracked how many books you read. I dont think I have ever done that. I thought about you today as we went to the library and I wanted to get some good reads for the next couple weeks before I go back to school. I love to read, but I always have guilt that I get wrapped up and cant function until I finish a book. I too try to just leave the books on my night stand, and read just at night. In fact, I asked for a book light for Christmas so I could read after Erick falls asleep. I totally understand reading to escape. :) Let me know how the planning goes on achieving balance. Story of my life. :)