Books, Books, Books!

Do you know how many books you read last year?  Do you read two or three a month?  Five?  I’ve heard more than once that writers are also readers.  And if you could see the piles of books around my house, you would guess I might be a writer. 

Last year, I read 73 books and the year before 65.  My mom had given me a little booklet from the local library to keep track.  I read writing books, mysteries, parenting books, homeschooling titles, religious books, romance, and some historical and memoir.

I don’t know if I’ll read more books this year than last year, but I will definitely be reading dozens of titles throughout the next twelve months.

This time of year, where I live, there’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket, sipping hot cocoa and relishing a great story.  I love to learn about other countries and careers by reading books that take place where I’ve never been and through characters who hold jobs I wouldn’t dream of having.    

Someday I’ll have my own books out, similar to what I love to read and hopefully readers will curl up with one, sipping hot cocoa.  I love all kinds of books, some old, some new and some in between. 

I also review several books each year, and discover new authors.  And I buy as many books as I can, to support the authors who write them.  We writers have to help each other out, after all.

If you haven’t kept track of how many books you’ve read in a year, it’s not too late to start this year.  Just keep a spreadsheet on your computer or a small notebook or tablet handy in your reading area and just for fun, see how many you read this year.  You might be surprised.

My book is calling me….happy reading!


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6 Responses to Books, Books, Books!

  1. Susan Korich says:

    I am impressed with the number of books you average reading a year. For those of us lactose intolerant, it will be hot coffee or tea, please. No hogging the blanket it is 16 degrees tonight, a whopping heat wave compared to the -7 the night before. Happy reading.


  2. Bev says:

    How about Sonic iced tea? And a dog curled up on my lap. I like to read books anywhere anytime and almost any kind (can’t quite get excited about science fiction)…but most especially I like to read mysteries. Yummy, spine tingling, scary mysteries! Never thought of counting them, tho. Good idea, Michelle. Thanks..


  3. I’m with you totally! I slacked off my reading last year when I was working so hard to get the books published on the Kindle store. But I’m back on track this year! Already finished my first book. And I have a spreadsheet on my computer. And a poodle on my lap.


  4. bredkrums says:

    Hey, putting books on the Kindle store works in my book 🙂


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