What Megan Reads

Hello everyone, my name is Megan. Welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. This blog will focus on what I’m reading, what I’ve read in the past, books I would like to read in the future, and reading goals I’ll set for myself to help me get there.

I’ve always loved reading, but throughout high school and the first couple of years of college it began to feel more like a chore to read. I enjoyed a few particular books that I read throughout those years, but for the most part I felt uninterested in them and really sometimes dreaded having to read for classes. Recently, however, I have fallen back in love with reading thanks to my decision to venture into science fiction and fantasy, a genre I hadn’t previously spent a lot of time with or even thought that I would enjoy. Now I spend several hours per week reading, and complete at least a couple of books per month.

On this blog, I’d like to do book reviews, a little bit of analysis, and even just talk about books I love or loved when I was younger without really having a set format for discussion. One of the things I’ve always disliked about reading for classes is the need to pick apart the author’s writing and try to find out the reason for each and every character, every word, every comma. To an extent, analysis can be a wonderful thing. It can take you deeper into a story and make a book into an even more fulfilling experience that can really change the way you look at yourself and your life. But I feel that enjoying a book and just appreciating the way the words are put together is much more important and fulfilling that understand each and every one of the author’s motives or trying to find a motive where there probably wasn’t one to begin with. I absolutely love to read books, and to talk about books, and that’s what I want to do here.

I’d also like to talk a little bit about reading goals. I have set myself a goal to read 25 books in 2015, and I’d like to also set goals for myself for how much time I’d like to spend reading each day, week, etc. I’d still like to keep reading fun for myself, but in order to reach that goal of 25 books this year, I need to plan out just how much time I can and should spend reading this year.

I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts here. Thanks for following along!

–Megan

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