When I was growing up I used to read all the time. I loved to get lost in a book, anything from the Babysitters club, RL Stine, to VC Andrews. After college I really didn't make much time for reading. I would still read here and there but I found it took me a long time to finish a book. After having kids, forget it. I didn't even try. Well okay, I tried a couple times but never finished them. Not because they were not good books but because I couldn't find the time to read.
Late last summer I decided I was reading to start reading again. I also decided I would try e-reading. I still love paperbacks, the feel and smell of books. Going to the store and picking out a new book or two is always fun but again finding the time and quiet kids that could handle hanging out in a book store for an hour or more is really tough. E-reading makes it simpler to pick up the latest book, or what I love best find a new Indie Author!
In August of 2012 I started reviewing with a couple book blog tour companies and I fell in love with reading Indie Author books. So many great authors out there and with Goodreads, bloggers etc we can find them more and more. From August to the end of 2012 I believe I read 21 or 22 books. That is a huge change from none a year or one in a year. I took part in the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge which was a counter on my Goodreads page that would keep track of every book I finished and put it towards the goal I entered into the site.
This year I am stepping it up a notch and put a goal of 50 books because I am actually starting this challenge on time this year. You can follow my progress on the right side bar of my blog or follow me on Goodreads.
I have also decided to do two other challenges that can all over lap throughout the year.
The next challenge is a First Reads challenge. We are asked to read as many books by authors we haven't read before. In this challenge I have chosen the Fanatic level - read 25 or more new authors.
This will be an exciting year for reading and I look forward to achieving my goals and adding new authors to my favorite list. I also want to say a big Thank You to Best Buy Canada for the awesome Christmas #dreamgift of a Kobo Glo to read most of my books this year.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~