I'm very ambitious when it comes to reading. I rarely fulfill my ambitions, but that doesn't mean I don't feel the possibilities. Since I'm scouring and cleaning and organizing my shelves this week, I am thinking about all the reading I'd like to do. I've set up a shelf of books I am determined to read this year.
But I have so many, many, MANY books...and so I created a shelf of books I'd like to read this year, if I get a chance. You know, because it's not impossible to read a lot of books in a year if I just put my mind to it and all.
Really, I feel as if I am relearning how to read -- not the letters and the words, but the actual technique of setting aside time and attention to open a book and read. Something I did compulsively for much of my life became very difficult in the last few years, and it's as if I have to retrain myself how to do it.
Like I said, I'm ambitious.