Most of my friends know I am quite an avid reader. I always thought of myself as an avid reader anyway until I started keeping track of what I read and realized I am not such an avid reader after all. If I read 20-24 books a year that is a lot for me. Reading this amount of books is not so challenging that all you are doing is reading. In fact you can take long breaks between books and still read that many in a year. I do like to do other things with my time besides reading so 20-24 books each year is enough.
This year I set a goal of 24 books and have already read 22 of them. I hadn't planned on it but the weather has been inclement and I haven't felt much like doing the things I normally spend my time on. So I've made more progress than usual. I will have to increase my reading goal but need to make sure I don't continue to neglect my Bible readings. I got out of the rhythm of the Bible readings when I had to deal with some family matters and then I didn't get back into my routine. I like to read a little bit out loud while listening to someone (on a Bible app) read the same verses. It makes the words come alive for me.
I know many of you are readers too. But if you are not a regular reader, I encourage you to set a modest reading goal for yourself. It's not too late to set a goal for 2014!
I'm also pleased to share this mosaic of today's sky.
I wrote yesterday of the forecasted rain but was pleased to get some breaks in the clouds and rain for even a short while today.
I hope you are are all enjoying your day. Please do check out my sidebar Go Fund Me appeal for Elvis in Kenya. God bless.
Frugal Notes: For those that like to save money, this is one of the least expensive hobbies you can find. Books these days can be purchased super cheaply at your local thrift or second hand store. You can find a lot of popular fiction in these places and you can also find lots of reference materials. Sometimes I even find full sets of Christian reading material that have earlier been purchased from television offers. If you would rather not spend the funds no matter how little, you can also borrow books from friends or trade something they want of yours or you can borrow books for free from the local library. Four (4) of the seven (7) books in the photo at the top of this post are from the library.
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