Just for Fun Reading Challenge 2012
It's been a long time since I've done a reading challenge, and this one is perfect for me! I have gotten away from reading for fun since going to school full time, then getting sick and not being able to see well to enjoy reading, then being just plain busy with teaching. It's time to reclaim one of my first loves.
The reading challenge is to read one book a month that is just for fun. I can do this! I am going to shoot for reading 20-30 minutes per night, just like we encourage the kids to do. I used to do this when I was trying to beat my students in AR points last year. Putting aside time to do this really makes a difference in how much can get read.
Audio books count toward the challenge, too. Whooo Hoooo! Now I REALLY need to make sure I have one in the car for the ride to and from work. I can't wait to see what's going to grab my attention. I've decided not to try to choose the books now but to let the books call to me as the months pass.
If you choose to join the challenge I'd love to know. You can keep track of your reading in the comments here so we can share our lists if you want. I'd love to see what others are reading!
For my January audio book I know I will finish "1105 Yakima Street" by Debbie Macomber because I'm on disk six of eight now. Winter break has really slowed me down there since I'm rarely in the car alone. I'm hoping to finish a regular book, too.