Almost November

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It’s almost November–in a week now. I don’t know how I feel about that, to be honest. I feel like we’re still in September and yet here we are, almost into the holidays.

I picked out some books for Nonfiction November, but I haven’t written about it yet, even though I have a draft about it here on Goodreads. I just haven’t finished writing it to post it yet. Plus I’m one of those people who don’t like to post about what I’m going to read for any month because as soon as I do, I don’t want to read any of the books that I picked out. It’s like required reading in school–once I say I have to read it, I don’t exactly want to read it. That’s why I’m a mood reader, I read whatever sparks my interest.

I also printed out a couple of reading challenges and I’m already struggling with them–what to start with first and whether or not I should go back to checking books out at the library, and whether or not to re-read books that I’ve already read on the list. The challenges are:

  • The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge, &
  • PBS’ Great American Read

I’ve never seen the Gilmore Girls, in fact, I saw the first episode of the first season last night just to get an idea of what the show’s about. The Great American Read was like a challenge/initiative from PBS in 2018 where Americans read a list of the most popular books read by Americans and people could talk about it on social media groups and vote for their favorite book and that October, the #1 winner was announced on PBS. I only caught the last couple of weeks of the Great American Read, as PBS did some shows about different genres and popular books within that genre, then I watched the show where they announced the winner. The winner was To Kill a Mockingbird, which is a great novel.

I just don’t want to re-read books I’ve already read and some of the books I’ve no desire reading. I re-read The Giver off of the Great American Read list and I tried re-reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett, but I already know what’s going to happen and didn’t want to push myself through it. I think I’m just going to go through the list, mark off what I’ve read already and then pick books I haven’t read. It’ll feel weird not reading ALL the books, including re-reading some, but I just don’t have the energy for that kind of stuff anymore.

The list might have to wait though as I head into nonfiction November, which is a goal for people to read more nonfiction books. I’ll write more on that later.

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