Have you ever tried the #bookaday challenge? If so, do you have kids? If so, how did you do it?
I’d heard about such challenges and often laughed it off, wondering what a person could possibly retain from any book in under a few hours. But right now I’m barely finishing one book per month, so I’d love to be able to read more (just MORE, that’s all) …and then I find myself falling asleep by 9pm.
Nina Sankovitch wrote a moving book—an Oprah pick!—about reading one book per day while she was grieving. She’s got some heavy duty novels on her list and recommends these steps to anyone who wants to Read All Day:
Read while waiting.
Read while eating.
Read while exercising.
Read before bed.
Read before getting out of bed.
Read instead of updating FB.
Read instead of watching TV.
Read instead of vacuuming. <- I’ve got this one down to an art!
Read while vacuuming.
Read with a book group.
Read with your kid.
Read with your cat.
Read to your dog.
Read on a schedule.
Always have a book with you.
While this man talks about adding comic books, zombie novels, erotica—anything short or easy—to your list whenever you feel like you’re running out of time. But that almost sounds like cheating…like picking up a copy of “Nudist Colony of the Dead” because it’s suddenly available as an audio book. It’s a horror and a musical, so it might actually make a good CD.
In the meantime, I’ve got a book to finish WRITING. So this will be my last post until March 1st, the deadline for my first draft.
Do I worry that I’ll lose followers? Not really, because 99% of you are my friends, so I know where to find you, and I know you’ll be patient.
And, besides, a friend of mine—another author—left her Facebook page unattended for more than half a year and her following grew by 1000. How is that possible??? I guess sometimes a little translates to a lot?
Keep reading! Keep writing! Until next time! RSz