Open a Book

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

I love to read. I’ve been reading a lot since I was little. I was that kid who would lock myself in the bathroom so I could read longer when my mom wanted me to go outside and play.  My preferred reading material is fiction of just about any kind. The magic of a good story with rich characters draws me in every time, and there are so many good books out there! I’m also nerdy enough to set myself reading goals every year. This year, I want to read 51 books. I’m only at 12, so I’ll need some discipline to get there!

Right now, I’ve got Donna Tartt‘s The Goldfinch started and the next installment of the Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley waiting. Both have compelling characters with mysterious pasts. You can see my Shelfari reading shelf here to what kind of books I’ve read lately.

My professional reading list is part of this blog. Every so often I update it. It represents books that are influential on my thinking and books that I’m in the midst of reading. There are many wonderful leadership and education books and I would love suggestions.

I’m always up for more light in my life, so I read.


3 Responses to “Open a Book”

  1. Sue, I definitely share your love of books! I still remember when I was in Kindergarten, and my grandmother came from out East to visit. She took my sister and I to the bookstore at the mall. I sat down with a pile of books and didn’t want to leave. My sister wanted to go shopping, so my grandmother had an employee keep an eye on me. I was still there reading when they came back. 🙂 (Not something you’d do nowadays, but something that still makes me smile to this day … 🙂 )

    While I always have a book on the go (and share your love of fiction, and especially mysteries), I definitely read more over the holidays. I love this uninterrupted reading time. I’ve never set a yearly reading goal, but maybe I will. My problem is always trying to find some balance between reading books for “pleasure” and “professional reads.” I tend to be more drawn to the “pleasure books,” but I learn a lot from the professional ones, and always wish I read more. How do you find balance? I’d be curious to know what others do too!

    Keep blogging, Sue! I’m loving your daily posts!

  2. I love the Flavia de Luce books. I still haven’t read the most recent installment; I’m making myself wait. I’m also a lifelong reader, and I gave myself a reading challenge on Goodreads this year because I didn’t read nearly as many books last year as I wanted to. So far I’ve read 7, which is pretty good considering that’s probably all of the books I read last year.

    1. Congrats on your 7 books! Reading is a commitment and you’ve made it. Thanks so much for commenting.

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