Start your year off right… Read!

It’s the start of the year so it’s also time to kickoff a new reading challenge with Goodreads.  Last year was the first year I did the reading challenge and I loved it!  You set your goal and then as you read books you add them to your Goodreads account.  Here’s mine,

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Mrs. E has
read 1 book toward her goal of 32 books.

Last year I had no idea what to make my goal so I just chose 25 books thinking that sounded good.  After our beach week with my sister the super reader I had to adjust it to 30.  This year I’m aiming for 32.  (I know that’s kind of arbitrary because of text size, etc. but I still think it’s neat to see how many pages you’ve read.  Just in case you’re wondering, which you probably aren’t, I read 14,051 last year).

Since now is the time for making resolutions, a wonderful one would be to read more this year.  We all want our children to be good readers.  And we all agree that parents are children’s best/first role models.  And yet, many parents do not role model reading for their children.  Maybe you don’t like to read yourself or feel like you don’t have time, but if you want your children to be good readers then you need to make yourself a reader too.  Find something you enjoy reading and make time. (One of my favorite times to read is while blow drying my hair.  Of course, this might also explain the many bad hair days I have.)

If you do join Goodreads, feel free to friend me!  🙂

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