I normally post these on the 15th, but with the absolute craziness (read: SUPER excitingness) going on at work, I completely lost track of time.
[Wait. Can we discuss how we're already halfway through the first month of 2013! I'm blown away by how amazing this year is already shaping up to be... and how fast it's zipping on by.]
One of my goals for the year is to read Atlas Shrugged. Normally, I set a specific number of books I want to hit. Over the past few years, I've been above and beyond my goal of 52 books a year. Now that I'm working full-time, I still read frequently, but not nearly at the same ferocious speed as before. I used to be able to read for at least thirty minutes every morning and about an hour every night when I was at school. Now it's a good day if I pass the thirty minute mark for reading.
Because I'm super numbers oriented and a little aggressive when it comes to goal setting (and very aggressive when it comes to goal meeting), I was really mad at myself for falling back on my pace. Every week, I was dripping more and more behind my goal.
Reading Atlas Shrugged is an amazing way to a) read a book that has been on my to-read shelf forever and b) break myself of the "must-read-one-book-per-week" mentality. So far, so good. And I truly am enjoying the book. (Plus, it's probably the best– and creepiest– conversation starters on the subway.)
So I've read a few books since the last book club post, but.... I ended up pulling this one from a book I read over the summer. It's My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares. I can't believe that I haven't done this book in a post yet. I loved it.
I had forgotten about it (irony?) and for some reason was thinking about it the other day. All these old feelings from when I read it came flooding back to me and I knew that I had to share it here!!
It's just such a wonderful story. Powerful even. Maybe a little different, but great.
Let me know what you think as you read it, or what you thought if you've already read!!!
Now, while I continue to chug along through Atlas Shrugged, I want to get tons of recommendations for what to read next..... Ready, set... go!