As a child I used to read constantly. I was the dork In the corner with my head in a book. I would set aside time during the day to read and before bed and go to sleep dreaming of wizards and dragons and love and all sorts of magical things. As I’ve gotten older my life has gotten more complicated, filled with exams, university applications, relationships, health issues, and way too much responsibility. (is this really what it’s like to be an adult?) As the years went on I became ‘too busy’ to read. I have never heard such nonsense in my life. How can one be too busy to read?
The truth is I was really just too lazy to pick up a book at the end of the day and use the little brain power I had left to delve into another world. It was much easier to unlock my phone and spend hours on tumblr and Twitter or turn on Netflix. Over the last 6 months or so I have been trying to get back into reading. I’ve picked up countless numbers of book, made it to chapter 2 and abandoned them again. It’s frustrating that I can’t enjoy something I used to love so much. What is causing my inability to make it through every book I pick up?
In the last year I’ve read one full book I enjoyed. One whole book.
I’ve decided this is where it ends. I subtley hinted for my Dad to buy me Carrie Hope Fletcher’s ‘All I Know Now’ and I have decided this is it. Book number one of my reading spree. It all starts here with this book and I will read and read and read until I run out of books. I will allow myself to get so absorbed in a fantasy land that I forget what real life is again.
This is where Goodreads comes in. I had heard Carrie Hope Fletcher mention it in her popular YouTube videos so I decided to give it a go myself. So far I am still working out how to use it but I know that it allows me to keep track of the books I’ve read, add books to my ever growing ‘to-read’ shelf, track my progress of what I am currently reading and browse thousands of books from many different authors and I AM SO EXCITED!!!
There are so many endless possibilities, so many characters, so many worlds and so many amazing stories waiting for me and I am so happy that they’re all waiting for me just to open the pages.
Love, Rebecca x