Tuesday, April 22, 2014

living for THIS moment April prompt: what are you reading?

I'll be completely honest, I haven't always been a reader. In fact, it wasn't until just a few years ago that I even had any interest in picking up a book, let alone reading it all the way through. In high school I was a major fan of cliff notes and was so cheap that I refused to buy them. Instead I used pinkmonkey.com (back when it was all free). My grades in English totally reflected this. But I was just not interested in reading fiction.

I'm still not interested in reading fiction.

But for some reason I came to think that because I wasn't interested in the books we were required to read in school, there were no books that I was interested in reading. I refused to even look and see what was out there. One day, I can't pin-point when, and I don't remember which book I read first, I discovered that there really were a whole bunch of books that interested me. (All of which are non-fiction.)

I've come to a place now where I consider myself a life-long intentional learner. We're all learning things everyday. But I have made it my goal, my purpose to read as much as I can about as much as I can so that I can learn as much as I can. I want to be an intentional and valuable Christian, wife, mother, friend, blogger, creative, and the list goes on and on. And I've found that the best way to achieve that is to never stop learning and to never stop reading.

This year I've been reading anywhere from 1-3 books a month. We won't talk about last year because it was just bad all around. But this year, I have a running list of books and I'm determined to read as many of them as possible by the time I turn the calender from December 31, 2014 to January 1, 2015.

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So, what about you? This month we want to talk about reading. As wives, mothers, homemakers, as Christian women, reading is an invaluable tool. Are you a reader? Have you set goals this year about what to read or how many books to read?

Next Tuesday, April 29, meet Becky at For This Season and I back here for our monthly vlog linkup. We invite you to join us on this journey as we talk about what we're reading. Make a short video, under 5 minutes, or write a blog post. Then come back next week and link up with both blogs! (Linking on one blog will link to both). 

Here is the prompt:

What are you reading? 

Do you buy books or get them from library? 

Are you a real book fan or do you prefer an e-reader? Why?

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