Books and books and books and books
I love to read. I feel like I’m pretty much always reading. And you know what? When I think back on the books I’ve read recently, I have trouble remembering the plots of those books. That’s just not cool. Because what is the point of reading, if the stories don’t stay with me?
I wish I could blame Audible and the convenience of Overdrive (renting audiobooks? I’m so down!), the new binging culture brought upon by the ease of Netflix, or any other reason. But it’s me. I’m letting myself get swept up, letting the dishes wait a little longer, listening to my phone wherever possible, staying up a bit later, waking a bit earlier, binging bing binging.
So one of my goals for February is to calm it all done, and take my time with books. I don’t need to multitask so often, I need to soak it all in. Why? Books are magic, they transport you into another person’s life, took authors over a year to create, and that shouldn’t be rushed. I think all of the hard work that went into a book should provide me entertainment for a whole week, not just two days.
To illustrate my point, here is my most recent book wrap-up video where I explain the 11 books (yes, 11!) I’ve read these past two months and a little more on why I need to slow it down.
Books mentioned: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Matched by Ally Condie, Crossed by Ally Condie, Reached by Ally Condie, The White Rose (Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing, The Jewel (Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing, Similar to a fantasy version of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski, Teardrop by Lauren Kate, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) by Shannon Hale, The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale, and The Siren by Kiera Cass
That’s a lot of books discussed in such a short amount of time!
So, let’s admit it, how many of us out there are binging books and TV shows as well?
Personally, I just hate knowing that there is a conclusion to the story out there, and I could know what it is RIGHT NOW, if I kept reading. I think that’s one of the main reasons I’m a binge reader and Netflix marathoner.