#12books11months

Loved every word of Terry’s latest blog post – so much so that I invited myself to join. I always claim that I love books, but given the appallingly little amount of actual reading that is taking place, I wonder if it is the idea of books that I love instead. So, in order to test my love, I take on the challenge.

I’ve made three modifications to the goal to make it more realistic for me, however.

First, I shamelessly admit that one book a week would be too much of a leap in my case. As a baby step forward, I will start with one book per month. I know what you are thinking, January is almost over. I will still aim at 12 books by 31 December 2015.

Second, I will try to make a selection as diverse as possible, but I won’t strict it to fictions. Perhaps next year.

Having no time is probably THE most frequently invoked reason for not reading, but it is also true that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to carve out a chunk of time dedicated to reading. So, third and most importantly, I have come up with this new rule; I will not look at my mobile phone on my commuter train back home in the evening. Again, I am keeping it within the realm of doability by leaving the morning train out. đŸ˜‰ I am convinced that my goal is achievable by setting aside that one train ride a day. We will see, here.

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