#8 – Read all of the unread books on my bookshelf.

Moment of honesty: I don’t actually know if I’ve done this… or will ever do this… because I keep buying books 🙂

Nearly 3 years ago when I created this bloggie and made my sweet 101 in 1001 list, I was in my senior year of college and hadn’t picked up a book for pleasure since… middle school.

At a young age, I had the love of books and reading instilled in me by my Ooma. She read over 600 books to me and kept a journal all 600 books we read before I went to kindergarten. She also had me reading some of those books back to her before I went to kindergarten. Lots and lots of reading, and trips to the library (and Dunkin Donuts) were my absolute favorite!

Reading remained a love of mine all through elementary school. Book It? I ooooooowned Book It! And got the personal pan pizzas to prove it each month. I remember making every {weird} corner of my house a reading nook, including my bathroom linen closet… I was a weird little one. But a book and a flashlight were always nearby.

Thank goodness Harry Potter was still being written when I was in middle school. I had to start reading books that weren’t my choice, like Hatchet & The Outsiders, but still loved what I was reading for the most part. Middle school brought on more work in every subject though, so books of my choosing were few and far between…

… and then high school happened. Yes, I loved my literature classes {mostly}, but suddenly there was so much pressure to do other things, like trigonometry and chemistry… Bleh. Reading became a chore that I had to force myself through to make the grade, and you could no longer find me curled up in the linen closet with a flashlight. Things were changing.

Then college. I loved college. But if I’m being real here, if I wasn’t in class or studying, I wanted to be socializing with my friends. And rightly so! But did I read in college? Not until The Hunger Games on spring break {which almost ended Will & I right then and there haha}.

So post-school, the thing I have enjoyed most {other than marriage and no homework and stuff} is FINALLY having the chance to pick a book, sit down, and read. Ah. Feels nice. So while I’m not entirely sure that ALL of the books on my bookshelf have been read, I am sure that this goal has been achieved because bookworm Ginger is back and hopefully here to stay a while.

5 thoughts on “#8 – Read all of the unread books on my bookshelf.

  1. Tanya de Kruijff says:

    I can so relate to you! I probably read the I entire kid section of the library when I was young. But then life happened. I have always regretted this as much as you did, so I even have a similar goal in my list, to get me to read again. This is why I really enjoyed reading this post!

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