Wednesday, June 5, 2013

on what i'm currently reading

I love reading. If I could somehow get paid to read, I would jump on that job so fast. I spend hours tucked away in the creases of an engrossing book. But a few months ago, I realized that I had stopped. It just didn't "fit my schedule" so I wasn't reading as much as I wanted. So I decided to put a stop on that real fast and came up with a goal: read one book a week.

Surprisingly, I've been able to stick with it for about the past 12 weeks. I'll read for about an hour or so during my "lunch break" or at any point that I have even 10 minutes of free time. Right now, I'm actually behind and it's taken me two weeks to read the book that I'm currently on: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but I'm soaking it in and reading it slowly. Here are the books that I've read so far in 2013:

My favorites so far have probably been EntreLeadership or Unmarketing. Fantastic and inspirational. I don't read a whole lot of fiction; not because I don't want to, but I have trust issues with fiction books. Unless it's recommended to me, I don't just try one out. I've been hurt too many times before. ;)

I've been using Goodreads to keep me on track. My goal is to read 36 books by the end of this year and according to the handy little widget on the right hand side of the blog, I'm behind. Nonetheless, it keeps me motivated and reminds me to do what I like to do. It gives me energy and inspiration. I always feel refreshed after reading a good book!

What books are you reading right now? Do you have any reading goals?

Oh! And get ready for round #3 of our 5 week series on learning your camera. This time around, we'll be talking about moving to manual! This is the crux of the whole series. Moving to manual is tantamount to getting fantastic photos and getting the full worth from your camera. I hope you'll join us. If you need to catch up, you can here.


  1. Thanks for the book recommendations, Mikaela! Added EntreLeadership and Unmarketing to my reading lists. I've found the Goodreads reading challenge tracker thingy super helpful in reading more this year, too! My goal is to finish 24 books this year, and I'm halfway there - yay! Love your big goal of 36!! Also, I read My Name is Asher Lev last year and reaaaally enjoyed it.

  2. So, sometimes my computer is stupid and I reply to comments and it doesn't go through. Or maybe it's user error. Either way, I'm sorry that my response is just now showing up!!

    I have really enjoyed the Goodreads challenge. It keeps me motivated. And I'm glad we're Goodreads buddies now. :) I thought that 36 books would be a good goal, but I'm wondering if I might have chosen too many. Maybe I'll just need to block out a whole week and read the wholllee time to catch up. Wouldn't that be nice? ;)