In response to daily post’s one-word prompt :Transformation
I hate to write this, but I like reading books, somehow I buy books on impulse I read the first few pages something refuses to click my brain, I put it down, I tell myself I’ll read it later. There are quite a few lined up for me to read.
Then with the new year 2016 came the,’Goodreads Challenge, ‘ I was excited I pledged to read twenty-five books. I started on January 4th and completed reading all twenty-five books on 3rd May 2016. My transformation was complete. I no longer buy books and leave them on my shelf I actually read them, all I needed was a challenge to knock my door and I was a changed person.
Wait a minute is this really true, to test myself I started reading the next book which is #26, J.K.Rowlings , Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, it took me eight days to finish it. It didn’t seem right, when I was reading books to meet the challenge, maximum time I spent was three or four days. I thought may be I gave myself some rest.
I then picked up, ‘The Last Of The Mohicans,’ this one took me seventeen days to finish. I was not sure why I took so long, I blamed my toothache for taking so long, I was convinced that has to be the reason.
My book #28 is, “Bird by Bird,” it only has 237 pages, I’ve already spent 6 days and I haven’t finished it, I have 86 pages left. This change I thought in me is only temporary. Maybe if I say this is another challenge, I’ll read faster. Part of me thinks it’s a good idea, but the other part doesn’t quite buy it.
I don’t think I really changed. I’m back again to my old self i.e, buying books and leaving them on the shelf to read later, just like a procrastinator!