Newest Obsession/Wonderful Wednesday

My newest obsession is this book right here.  This past weekend while my parents were out of town in Mexico I asked my sister if she wanted to go to Barnes and Noble to get out of the house for a little while.  She agreed right away and so we got ready and off we went to the mall and then to Barnes and Noble.  I usually don’t buy anything when I go to book stores because I know that I won’t end  up reading the books.  I walk in get a drink and browse for an hour or two but never usually find anything that makes me want to read.  It’s a very bad habit that I have of just window browsing and never settling on something to read, I don’t think I’ve read a book since I left high school and only about three months ago did I get into listening to audio-books.

When we got to the store my sister went and chose the book she wanted right away and I decided to browse for a little bit since I was already there.  While browsing this book was one of the first ones I noticed thanks to its fabulous cover.  Honestly this book makes me want to read more books just so that I can have a color coded bookshelf, but I know that won’t happen, at least not for the time being.   I read the back cover of the book and thought to myself that it seemed like and interesting book but was unsure not only about the book but also about me even getting to read the book so I made my sister read the cover and let me know her opinion.  She seemed confused at first as to why I was getting a book since I hadn’t even read a book in so long, even magazines I just flip through and skim articles.

As we know now I did end up getting the book and began to read it that same night before bed.  I decided that I wanted to read the book and be relaxed while reading it, so I made myself a hot tea and began to read while snuggled up in bed. Honestly I felt like I should have instagrammed my whole set up I felt so good and relaxed while reading thanks to it,I think that’s why I ended up enjoying reading this book even more.  I read the first three chapters on Saturday and Sunday, two on Monday, and three last night so I’m already up to chapter 11, this is the first book that I’ve read so far  into so I’m really enjoying it.  I really love the way this book was written and also the breaks that come within each chapter to show a different characters life and love problems.  I know I’m not into the book to get into the heartbreak yet but I can tell this is going to be one of the books that I’ll actually go through from start to finish.

I’ve spent so much time just being online and watching YouTube videos that I feel like I am a slow reader now and my reading comprehension feels slow and useless as well. Nonetheless I decided to read this book and I’m so glad I did.  I’m hoping to have this book finished before the end of the month that way I can give an actual review of the book and not talk about how I got the book in the first place.  Let’s look forward to reading the whole book this month and if anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to keep reading let me know so I can try all the suggestions out.

 

 

 

 

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Books!!

As part of my resolution to live a healthy lifestyle this year I’ve made the decision to spend less time on the computer and more time reading.  This will definitely be hard to follow through with specially considering that I haven’t done any real reading or writing since I graduated high school way back in the day.

So I’ve made a plan to make sure I follow through with this part of my resolution.  The main thing I have a problem with is the fact that I don’t follow through with my commitments to myself.  I always say what my plans are for myself but somehow, someway something always happens and I end up not doing what I intended to do.  Of course I understand that a lot of the reason why I’m not doing things is because of my own demons and not that something always comes up, making those excuses is my way of coping with letting myself down.  However new year, new me right?  So my plan is to read one book  month on whatever subject comes up.  My main goal is to read one book a week but realistically it won’t happen that way, so one book a month it is.   As part of this I have gone back and once again started the Goodreads challenge.  I signed up last year and completely failed so I hope this years goes by a lot better.  I have also signed up for the Our Shared Shelf initiative created by Emma Watson as part of her work with UN Women.  This book club will also be reading a book a month but it will be focused on books regarding feminism, which to be honest I think I need to learn a lot about feminism.  So hopefully this will mean at least two books a month.

I’m thinking I may write some book reviews on all the books that I will read.  My question is do I include all the books that I don’t finish? I have a pretty short attention span so it makes it quite difficult for me to read all the books.  I don’t like to write negative reviews but if I’m going to start doing this I may as well include all the good, the bad, and the ugly right?  I don’t know if I’ll even do book reviews, but I’ll think about it over the weekend and we’ll go from there.