Challenge: Between the Pages

There is something about walking into a book store that turns me into a little kid. I can spend hours, especially now that many of the stores give you cushy chairs so you can preview your selections. They also added an attached coffee shop so that after you buy the book, you don’t have to wait until you get it home to start reading. Libraries are also wonderful places. The joy of children in a library is contagious. Have you ever looked at their faces when they are in the process of carrying out all the books that they have checked out? They’ll never be able to read them all, but there is something about carrying out a large stack just in case.

This challenge may take a months to complete. Take your time. That is part of the enjoyment of this challenge which is to take time to read. You don’t even have to do it all on your own.


Time for Yourself
10 Books
A Comfy Chair or Place to Read
Your Favorite Reading Beverage
Library Card (Optional)
Children to Read to (Optional)

Take time out over the rest of the year to read 10 books. I know it seems like a lot, but turn one page at a time and you’ll be surprised how quickly you can work your way through a good story. Change it up and add a book on how to do something you’ve always been interested in adding to your repertoire. Pull out a book on poetry, science fiction, a biography…the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to document your progress and give yourself credit., I’ve been playing with a journaling book that include painting and crafting. I’ve had more fun over the last few weeks with water color paints and the pages of my journal.

Do you have any favorite books to recommend?

I really liked “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

So, grab a book, sit back and enjoy!


I just finished Dean Koontz’s book Breathless. I usually love his work but his last few books endings left me frustrated. In other words, he’s taken so much time to build you up that he doesn’t leave enough pages to give you an ending that is as good as the rest of the book. This one was the same way unfortunately. It was a great book for the first 75% and then a real disappointment. Okay…I’ve finished my first one. Nine to go! How are the rest of you doing?


I finished two more, the two book Dwarves series by Markus Heitz. I’m on a science fiction kick. Good books. I enjoyed them. Is anyone else reading out there?


I finished reading the “Wizard’s First Rule” by Terry Goodkind. Now I’m on to the second in the series, Stone of Tears. Six to go to finish my challenge.

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