I just peeked at my options for e-books at the local library, and I saw, again, how much there is to read. I came close to checking one out, but I hate it when the due date pops up in a blink of an eye and I’ve forgotten to make time to read so another good book slips out of reach (until I try again, and the cycle starts again). I also had to remind myself that I am working on two books right now, you know, the kind printed on paper, Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Lewis’ The Fifth Risk. But, if I finish them, and I got pretty far in the Fifth Risk thanks to my husband’s eye surgery (2 hours in a waiting room can be prime reading time), perhaps I will try again.
Hmm, I have an idea. If November is my NaNoWriMo month when I pursue ambitious writing goals, perhaps December can be my JuCaReMo (Just Cama Reading Month). Hmm, that sounds a bit too exclusive. It’s not like I’m saying I’m the only one who is allowed to make ambitious reading goals in December. I just meant it’s not a national goal. Let me try again: AnyCanReMo. Anyone Can Read Month. Hmm. That sounds almost patronizing. What about AnyReNoMo? Anyone (who wants to) Reads Novels Month. So the goal would be to read at least one novel, but if you’re already good about reading one novel in a month, you can expand the goal to more than one. Well, it occurs to me that this goal may not be as easy to track with an inspiring bar graph as NaNoWriMo is, but who cares? The reading is reward enough.
So it’s a plan. In December I will check out and actually read some e-books for a change.