Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy 100th

I have just hit 100 book reviews on this site.  100!  It's kindof hard to believe.  I have to say that writing the reviews has given me more joy than I thought.  It gives me the chance to really think about why I liked a book beyond it was fun/good/amazing.


It took me almost three years to hit this mark.  When I first started, I didn't read much at all.  But I have set a goal to read 50 books this year (6 done) and if I'm on track for that, theoretically, I should be able to hit 200 a year faster than I hit the first hundred.  



While I hope that these reviews have been beneficial to some of you, what I know is that rekindling my affair with books has done more for me than anything.  They have been the mental escape after a long day at work, the opportunity to have an interest in a talent sparked I NEVER would have thought existed, and have provided laughter, tears, intrigue, suspense and thrilling adventures movies never seem to equal.  I know it's strange to some, but I genuinely love books, feel they are often my truest friends and simply can't imagine a life without them. 


So, happy reading.  And as always, if you have any suggestions, let me know or come join me on goodreads.  Afterall, I only have 425 books on my to read list.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Congratulations!

Harmony said...

Good job Tash! I guess what is most impressive to me is that you have made the effort and taken the time to figure out why you really like a book and put it in words. I can read a book and tell you if I liked it or not, but I really struggle to say why.