“So many books, so little time.”
It is now May 2014 and the OnTheRoad Reading Program 2014 is posted. I confess that I had an exceptionally robust reading program for 2013. Of the twenty-one listed books, I completed seven, all of which have left a lasting mark. I have named 2013, the year of “The Magnificent Seven.” I started out with great hopes that I would complete my mission, but I knew instinctively that it was a bit of a stretch. The remarkable thing about books is that they quietly wait for us to read them at the right time.
We want to read; and read well. There are so many great books from which to choose. We consider time the culprit. More likely, the real issue is our use of time. It goes back to the old proverb “quantity versus quality.” You can’t read it all, so you have to choose what is the most important to you. It is, in reality, a culling process. There are some books that you shouldn’t read – not because they are poorly written or inconsequential – but because you have other books that you must read. Choose with purpose, given your time constraints. Reading is the catalyst for transformation as well as a conduit for connecting with others. Several books included in my 2014 Reading Program came as recommendations from my blogging companions.
Thank you for sharing the joy of reading. I look forward to the ongoing dialogue.
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”