Soccer Mom in Denial has proclaimed Thursday, January 10, 2008 is a Day to Read. Click her name or the badge to read her introductory post about it. You’ll be amazed at some of the stats she dug up!
So, yes, a Day to Read – a book, a magazine, a newspaper – something OTHER than your computer screen, ok?
I know, I know – who has time to sit down and read? Well, that’s why she’s preparing us in advance – so we can PLAN for it (like we have to plan for every dang other thing we want to do in this life.) You’ve got over a month to choose your book, magazine or other printed material.
Here are some ideas:
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin – you could read this WHOLE book in an evening and still get to bed on time. And it would be an evening well spent, believe me. Yes, it’s a “business book” (eeeek!) but I promise you, you will NOT fall asleep reading it. According to Seth, “Winners never quit and quitters never win,” is a bunch of BUNK. I think he’s right. I wish he’d written this book 20 years ago – would have saved me two divorces and a whole lot of heartache. Pretty amazing thing to say about a “business book.” lol
2. Law of Attraction by Michael Losier – another book you could read in one sitting, and equally worth it. You might think the Law of Attraction is a bunch of hooey – and that’s fine – you’ll still find lots of interesting, helpful information in this book. And this one’s not a snoozer, either.
3. Your Greatest Power by J. Martin Kohe – I’ll let the cover speak for itself: “Thirty minutes reading this inspirational classic can set off a dynamic change in your life – the very first day!” ‘Nuff said.
4. The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan – well, ok – this one you probably won’t get read in an evening (unless you read all night, which you’ll be tempted to do.)
Now, the above are all books I’ve read. Anyone have any suggestions for me?
Join me in the 2008 Day to Read, won’t you?
I am floored at the effort you put into promoting Day to Read. You really rock!!
Great list. I particularly like how you are promoting reads that can be done in an evening.
I read every day so yeah, count me in. I am always amazed, however, by people who brag about never reading, like that’s something to be proud of (not you).
Oh, I’ve got lots of suggestions, but they would be mostly history books or biographies about 700 pages long.
Wow. What a fantastic button you’ve made. I am blown away! And what a lovely list of reads. Isn’t this just the best idea?
Yahoo for reading!
Ummm… I am guessing I can swipe this button and post it on my blog? Is that all right? It is such a great piece, and again I say I am so, so, so impressed.
@SoccerMom – I am an avid reader. The advent of all this techonology we have now just made it worse! But there's nothing that beats curling up with a good book…so HELL YEAH I'm promoting this! :)@Peggasus – I'm amazed, too. They don't realize, I guess, that they're as much as saying, "I'm an illiterate boob, and proud of it!" Makes me want to say, "Here's your sign." LOL@Jenn – you bet, swipe away! I hope to see it all over the blogosphere because that will mean people are planning to read!!
For those of you wanting something light, but meaningful, and NOT a business book (though I must admit, I read hundreds of non-fiction books a year! I force myself to read fiction from time to time) try anything by Jan Karon. Especially her “At Home in Mitford” series. I love her books.