How many of you make New Year resolutions? And the next question is, how many of you keep those resolutions?! Last January, I promised myself that I would read at least 1 book a week during 2014. Because my brain is too full to be able to remember everything, I keep up with what I read by using an app called GoodReads. It lets me keep a list of books I want to read, books I am currently reading (or listening to), and what I have already read. Each year I make a “shelf” labeled what year it is and as I read a book, it goes on the “read” shelf and the “2014” shelf. I am happy to say that as of today I have 45 books on my “2014” shelf. Only 7 more books to go for the year! It helps that I also listen to books when I am driving back and forth to work or to meetings.
One of the conditions I added to my resolution this year was to get out of my comfort zone, as well as to read, or re-read some classics. Some of the books I’ve read or listened to this year are White Fang, by Jack London, Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Calico Joe by John Grisham, and Animal Farm by George Orwell. I also managed to squeeze in some mysteries by J.D. Robb and Julia Spencer-Fleming, some fantasy by Mercedes Lackey and Kristin Cashore, and some fun adventures by Janet Evanovich. The nice thing about it is that I got all of them from the library!
One of the great things about a library is that it has books for all kinds of readers and listeners.
No matter what your reading pleasure is, one of the Alamance County Public Libraries will probably have a copy of it. Come in and browse our shelves to find your next favorite book.
November 21, 2014