I’m certain that I have been a reader my whole life.
So much so, that I also became an English teacher who will enter her 10th year of teaching this fall. I’m still not sure how I have survived in the classroom THAT long, but I have. Here’s a good year 10.
2017 is my year to savor things, and over halfway through the year, I’m not doing well savoring the good things going on around me. I should look forward to my evenings when I can read, but instead I find myself wasting time and not fully living out my One Word for 2017.
Sometimes, life happens. I don’t always read like I want to read during the school year. I mean, my reading life goes something like this:
4:30pm: Come home and take the dogs outside for a run(they run, I don’t)
5:00pm: Think about dinner and throw open the cabinets and find something to cook(chances are it will pasta, tacos, or chicken and rice)
5:30-6:30pm-ish: Cook dinner and eat
7:00pm to 8:00pm: Brain off time or sometimes prepping for the next day school by reading what I assigned.
8:00-9:00pm: Brain off time which is usually me zoned out watching reruns of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown(makes an excellent bed time story cause I fall asleep to one of the episodes on Netflix every night) or Big Bang Theory.
9: 30pm: Bed time
Not exactly the reading life I want.
But this summer, I have had some time to think about how I use my time in the evening. Do I really need to watch reruns? No, I can quote almost all of the Big Bang Theory episodes. What I need is to read. Actually read books that I want.
And this is why I need to find a book club.
I don’t do well if I am left to my own devices. As I typed out my school year evening schedule, I realize I have a lot of time that I waste on TV. I need people to kick my ass into gear when it comes to reading books.
So, I’m starting my search for a book club.
I will (hopefully) put up a weekly post about the books that I have read or currently reading. Maybe, we can create a book club feel right here on this blog. Join with me as we discuss books and everything in between.
What would you want from a new book club member? Tell me in the comments.