I really didn’t read much in 2017. I also didn’t write much, that is until around Thanksgiving. Then I started reading and writing again. I decided to do a reading challenge this year. I want to broaden my reading horizons so I am not just challenging myself to a certain number of books (otherwise I would just read old favorites again) so this year I am doing a genre bingo. I found a card online and saved it to my computer so I can keep track of the kind of books I need to read. My plan is to do a blackout card. By the end of the year I want to have each space marked off. If I do that I am going to reward myself. Every time I finish a book this year I am putting a dollar in a jar. I can’t touch the money in the jar until January 1 of 2019.I am also doing this with my kids. My youngest is reading a lot as he hopes to earn enough money to be able to purchase one a Nintendo 2ds.
It is nearing the end of January and I have only put $2 in my jar. My eight year old is doing better than I am. But still I am doing better than I was last year.
To help me along with this reading challenge I decided to give Amazon Prime a trial run. I signed up for the one month free trial period and am going to see if I read more now that I can borrow books with kindle unlimited. I borrowed my first book from there this morning (Oregon Dreams by Patricia Pacjac Carroll) and am looking forward to starting it tonight.
Do you read a variety of genres or do you get in a reading rut like I am currently in?