100 Books

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I’m reading 100 books in 2011.  The books are from authors as unlike each other as possible and from as broad a range of topics as possible.  Why? There’s a bunch of reasons. Here are a few:

  • I like reading.  A lot.
  • I want to be a better writer. Living in the land of other people’s words keeps my writing brain sharp and ever expanding.
  • I love to see how an author unveils his or her big idea through a story.
  • I learn from people, real or imaginary in books
  • I learn a lot about how other people think through stories
  • I see and feel God at work in the world through literature. Stories are made up of what is floating around in people’s heads. I see God at work in their heads and in their worlds.
  • My brain needs a break from the real-life stories going on around me once in awhile.
  • I love to read.  A lot.


I have had a few people say to me, “How do you find time to read? How do you find time to blog?”  I want to answer them with the question, “How do you find time to eat or breathe?” Reading and writing are like breathing and eating to me.  I really can’t imagine not doing either.  We take time for what is important enough to us.

I am 22 books into my 100 book challenge for 2011.  You can follow along on Goodreads.com if you’d like. Think I can do it?  I hope so!

One thought on “100 Books

  1. Lucy Mills says:

    “Reading and writing are like breathing and eating to me” – yes, me too!

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