I made that reading queue a little while back, if you recall. If you do not, you may find it here.
Well, I’m reaching out to my readers, because I honestly haven’t been flying through that list like I thought I would.
Despite the fact that I have wanted to read some of the books in my queue for a while, I still am having a hard time motivating myself to read them.
Lists may not be my thing.
So far, I have read about 3 or 4 books from that list I made and then published, and about 5-7 books not actually on my list at all, but that have just intrigued me in the meantime.
I keep finding other books that make me say, “shoulda put that one on the list.”
I’m pretty sure that I’m also, on some level, using those other books as a way of procrastinating the reading on my queue.
It’s not that I don’t want to read the books on the list anymore, but only that they are in list form, and hence somehow less appealing to me.
However, in a roundabout way, the list has inspired me to read. I have been buying more books than I was before, and I have been reading more frequently, which was the whole point of the list.
So, at least I have part of it down.
Part of me feels embarrassed, but another (larger) part feels excited to be reading anything, and to not have to follow or be tied down to a specific list, to instead read whatever I feel like. To read outside the numbers and lines I set up as guideposts.
I still would like to read those other books eventually, but may not get to them in any specific time frame or order.
Yours with Chex Mix,