I am giving myself my own #Readathon challenge. Between now and the 23rd of August, I hope to have finished 10 books and they are as follows;
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Cabin at the end of the world by Paul Tremblay
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Social butterflies by Michael Sanders & Susannah Hume
Riders by Jilly Cooper
Hanging out with the dream King – Neil Gaiman by Joseph McCabe
On Editing by Helen Bryant
Be your own literary agent by Martin Levin
Fantastic Fashion by Barbara Cox
Mad Love by Paul Dini
I am probably being unrealistic about this challenge because I usually read three book of three hundred pages a week, on a good week and some of these books are beyond the three hundred page limit; Jilly Cooper’s ‘Riders’ alone is 919 pages long, for me that is an entire weeks’ worth of reading!
But the challenge is set and I am going to try my hardest to complete it with flying colours, because I really need to read a lot more than I do. There is a massive backlog of ‘to read’ books in my Goodreads.com list, approximately ten thousand and it will take me fifty years to get to them all and by then I would have added another fifty thousand no doubt!
I love reading and I don’t do it enough to be honest. I think online gaming has to end and reading and writing should consume me more than it ever has, because I don’t actually enjoy the gaming and I don’t find it very productive to be honest and I don’t like thinking of myself as unproductive, which is a great irony considering I have been like this for five years – ever since I got much worse with my health.
So this readathon is going to become the start of a new me – a new productive me. I am determined to change my life.
Come with me on the ride if you like!
Set your own reading challenge or tackle the same books as I am in the same time frame, or decide that you are going to game less and read or write more. Only you can change your life and make the decision to do productive things!