I’m a reader.
I try to write about or talk about the power of reading whenever I can.
When I talk to book clubs, that’s easy.
At conferences involving MLM’s (multi level marketing) it’s easy too since education is a major focus.
Conferences of business owners or management at large corporations , the reception is mixed.
Students in school, well, they are a tough crowd.
In the back of my gratitude journal for years, I have kept a list of books I read that year, the month read and the author’s name.
I try to read a minimum of two books a month.
I usually read slightly more.
Reviewing this year and goal setting for next year, I have been reviewing in detail this past year.
I notice for the first time in a long time , I will not reach my minimum.
This year has been an unusual one with many twists and turns.
My reading time has been very limited at times and I do most of my reading at the beach near our cottage in Northern Michigan.
“Life” kept us away from “up North” most of the year.
Therefore reading time has been down.
I also realized I am currently reading from nine different books (I’ll tell you which ones in a future post).
I normally reading from 3-4 books sometimes 5 but nine, is a bit much.
I’m determined not to start another, until I have caught up to my normal 3-4 maybe 5 level.
While doing my year end review, I stumbled on my gratitude journals for the last 7 years.
Here are a few interesting facts that show a pretty good reading pattern of the books I have read:
Year Non-Fiction Fiction
2009 25 2
2010 13 7
2011 19 3
2012 24 6
2013 16 4
2014 21 7
2015 15 5
Now, tell me, are you reading ?
If you are, what ??