Tuesday, December 7, 2010

50 books in 2010 update

I officially know there is no way on God's green earth that I will finish 22 more books in about 3 weeks. I tried. I blame "Wicked". That book was so boring. I absolutely loved the play (like seriously love) but I've been reading the book for like 5 years and just cannot get through it. I tried it again, determined to like it (or at least finish it). I read it for 6 weeks and just couldn't stand it anymore. I'm about half-way done. Maybe next year.

I also blame "Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin. I borrowed the audio book from the library, and listened to it at night while I cleaned or folded laundry. I even put it in my iPod and tried to listen to it on the plane ride to Texas. I didn't like it. It made me super uncomfortable, and was just really weird to listen to. I wasted another 3 weeks on that audio book, and didn't even finish it.

I also blame my Droid X. It's really sad, but I noticed that I stopped reading as much after I got a Smartphone (sooooo ironic, right!). It turned my brain to mush. Instead of reading before class starts (Oh yeah, I also blame going back to school!) I check my Facebook. Instead of reading on long car rides, or in the doctor's waiting room, or while I eat (or sometimes, instead of talking to my poor Huz ::sadface::) I played Angry Birds/ Sudoku/ Abduction!/ Alchemy. Instead of reading a chapter before bed, I caught up on the blogs I follow. My Smartphone made me a dummy. I feel sad about that. I've seriously only read like 4 books since I got the phone (in July). That sucks.

I guess I'll just have to finish out the year strong (I'm reading "No Greater Love" by Mother Teresa right now and really love it!) and start over again in 2011! That sounds like a good year to read books. And now, I'm warmed up! :)

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