“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity”
I’m not one for giving up on a book half way through but when I find myself preferring not to read at all rather than to continue, then I’m prepared to admit defeat and remove my bookmark for good.
‘There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster,my friend-you either have a bath or a nap.” Andrew Kaufman, All My Friends Are Superheroes
“No one who is young is ever going to be old.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden
I’m not sure why this book took me over two months to read. I can safely say that’s more down to my flaky reading habits rather than the book itself. If you are like me, then perhaps the only Steinbeck book you have read so far is Of Mice And Men whilst studying for your GCSE’s (if you haven’t read this, then that’s another book to stick on your reading list).
This year I have decided to give reading a good and proper go – compared to my customary reading of once in a while. I have dusted down my Goodreads account (which had been left just as vacant as my books) for a piece of well needed inspiration. I’m always up for a challenge and when I saw on Goodreads the opportunity to set myself a 2015 reading challenge, I signed straight away. Thinking realistically, I have given myself the challenge to read 12 books over the next year. There is nothing more to gain from this except for personal pride and a slight feeling of smugness. We shall see how it goes. I didn’t want to be too daring as my commitment levels to new hobbies are not the best. I’ve tried hard to not create a list of ‘must reads’, instead I will just see what comes along and draws my attention. I’m not very particular when it comes to genre and I like to read a bit of everything and anything.