1/16/2010

Reading Rainbow...

For as long as I can remember, I've been a reader. But during that whole time, I've also lacked any kind of regular discipline when it came to reading. In other words, there was never a regularity to it. I would read when curious, inspired, or required. I would read when bored, traveling, or injured. I would read when sick, resting, studying, eating, babysitting, dreaming, and waiting. But I would never do it consistently.

Now that's all changed...

Since starting my retail job in October, I've learned how great it is to be given breaks. Whenever I work an eight hour shift, I'm given two fifteen minute breaks, and one thirty minute one. And it's during these times that I've fallen into the habit (discipline?) of reading a book. And it's been really great for me, as it's added up to an hour of reading most days of the week.

Here's what's really great about it: since accidentally beginning this discipline (sometime in mid to late November), I've read FOUR books! (At this rate, I could potentially read thirty two books this year!)

So I thought it'd be cool to share what books I've read so far. Here they are, in the order I read them...


1) The Green Mile by Stephen King

2) Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

3) Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

4) A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller


And the one I'm on right now is The Film Club by David Gilmour.

I'm loving being able to dive into books so much and can't wait to read more...

6 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Good for you! Wow...two fifteen minute breaks AND a half hour...that's a good job!
I need to do this just in my house! I have nothing but time, but have not been a very disciplined reader...
You're inspiring me...
Hope all is well in SC.
You are missed!

Emily said...

Hooray for reading! I'm a big Stephen King fan, but I've curiously never read The Green Mile. Should I?

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Julie, Thanks! Somedays I don't take the breaks, somedays I NEED them! An hour of reading a day is awesome! Small amount of time, big result!

Emily, it was a REALLY good book. Some divergence from the movie, but not much. You could probably get through it in a week or two. I say go for it!

Lisa Marie said...

I need your opinion on The Film Club. I have heard the name David Gilmour around, but don't know much about him. Let me know how you like that book.

Also, Brad mentioned the book Blink the other day, so I'm probably going to read that, too!!

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

A great lesson on art of reading, very interesting.

alli.reinhardt said...

oh hey, my dad watched the super bowl with donald miller at his house in portlan. random? yeah, pretty much.