Make Monday Matter...read a book

Posted by Christina // 10 Replies

This Monday’s challenge holds a special place in my heart.  Mainly because it is something I absolutely love to do…but always find an excuse not to.  Usually those excuses revolve around that pesky little thing called time.  Always holding me back. read-a-book Did you know that only 1 in 6 people read at least 12 books a year?  Did you know that book buying only makes up 6% of recreational spending?  Did you know that 43% of habitual readers participate in volunteer work?  That’s right…good people read and there aren’t enough of us.

The last really great book I read was The Host by Stephenie Meyers, and please don’t judge a book by its movie.  Speaking of, when does the second Hunger Games movie come out?

Today, I challenge you to start a new book.  If books aren’t your thing, then buy someone who does enjoy reading a book.  Promote literacy my friend, be a do-gooder.

What was the last good book you read?
Did you watch The Host?
How do you feel about my married name being Christina Gray…hmmm.

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10 thoughts on “Make Monday Matter…read a book

  1. Shelly

    Lol! I love your random thoughts you add to your postings…they always make me chuckle. “When does the second Hunger Games movie come out?”…or “How do you feel about my married name being Christina Gray?” Sounds like you are ready to be Mrs. Gray 😉
    The last good book I read was Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. If you have not read it yet, I definitely recommend it. It’s not for everyone, but I really appreciated it because I could relate to some of her scenarios. It also made me feel a lot better about being a working mom and a woman in the “corporate world” (I honestly still feel like a teenager sometimes so I feel weird calling myself a woman, lol!).
    I bought my husband (before we were married) The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead when he first moved into his house. It’s an entertaining survival guide with tips and guidelines in case there is ever a zombie apocalypse. I told him it was a necessary “survival guide” since he was living on his own and he needed to be prepared for ANYTHING. HAHA!

    1. Christina Post author

      I have been told by a couple people to read Lean…I am going to have to put that on my list 🙂

      Oh my gosh I swear Tim would love that book hahah. He is all about the apocalypse!!!!

  2. morgan

    I am constantly reading multiple books at once. I like to have an easy breezy chick lit and something brainier- a business book, something educational, or just something wordy and more complex. I usually read 3-4 quick books while finishing the big one. Maybe I have reading ADD?

  3. Janelle

    I try to read every nite before I go to sleep, even if it’s just a few minutes. The last two books I read were both ones that I loved – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (which I thought I’d hate and ended up loving).

    What are you gonna read? Why the heck are you asking about your married name? Plus you forgot your middle name… Christina ImFreakingAwesome Gray.

    1. Christina Post author

      I am considering picking up The Lovely Bones but I don’t want to be scared out of my mind!!!!

      I think that name has a certain ring to it 🙂

      What was The Language of Flowers about???

      1. Janelle

        It’s about a girl who grew up in foster care, mostly in group homes, so she lacks pretty much ALL adult skills (job, social, communication, etc). The only way she can communicate effectively is through flowers and what they represent; flowers are where she finds she’s actually good at something and has a place in the world. It talks about her past and present.

        I thought it would be about flowers which is why I was dreading it but flowers is really just a theme that runs through it. I really enjoyed it. It’s not a thinker but it’s not chick lit either. Somewhere in between which I like!

  4. CT

    The irony is I love reading but never do it — if I am super into a book I will stay up all night to finish it – not so great on a school night. So now I mainly reread books before bed — since I already know the ending, I can put it down and get some ZZZs. I’m a girly girl, so Jane Austen does it for me. My favorite is “Persuasion” and then “Pride and Prejudice”. A few months ago I read Tina Fey’s book “BossyPants” and that was a nice, light read. I’ve heard a lot about the “Lean In” one too but I tend to like fiction for my off time. (After looking up fiction and non-fiction online, still not sure I got it right! I like the made up ones!) Cheers – CT


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