I am a reader.
I am also a mom.
Being both can sometimes be quite difficult.
I keep track of all my books that I read on Goodreads and I participate in their yearly reading challenge. One of the things I had to do today was deciding how many books I would read this year and enter the challenge. This consists of filling in the form and every time you finish a book you update it on the website. No one ever checks up to see if you read the books that you say you will, but there is a little counter that reminds you for example: You have fallen behind by 4 books. I start to feel guilty as soon as that counter starts saying to keep up with this list you better go and read 2 books. As if I need another thing to feel guilty about. I’m a mom, I feel guilty all the time anyway.
I’m thinking maybe this year I need my own reading challenge. One that takes into account that I only have so much time to spread around. Between a husband, 5 kids, a family, a fencing club, a household, a cat and a dog and trying to stay sane by blogging I do not have time to feel guilty about the amount of books I read.
So I present to you the Practicingnormal reading challenge. Let me know if you’re finished. I’m ticking most of mine today and starting 2015 with a list I’ve completed and can be proud of.
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