This awesome blogger Jessica Stanley has played a game called ‘Currently’ for the past year. Currently means currently reading and she kept track of all the books that she has read in the past year with the tag ‘currently’, simply to encourage herself to read again. Now, she has invited other people to join her, so I thought great! I am sharing some of the feelings she mentions about not finding the time to read. As a kid and teenager, I read voraciously. I devoured books, I would forget to eat because I was to busy gorging myself on literature. I had to take at least 8 books with me on week-long beach holidays. My world was centred on reading.
Then I hit university and got wireless internet. Slowly, my reading of books ground to a halt. I was too busy reading blogs and news sites. Not to mention the stacks of journal articles and textbooks- they swamped me. Before I knew it, I was mourning the loss of reading. Don’t get me wrong, I hadn’t gone off books or anything, I just didn’t think that I had the time.
Time for change now and time for action! I am playing ‘currently’ to help me read again. There is no pretense to this and I don’t much care whether anyone thinks the books I read are ‘good’ or not (though, I am a bit of a snob). Plus this list will almost certainly include Harry Potter at some point, perhaps to comfort me round exams.
Righto, nuff talking! Here is my first book, weeee!