What I’m reading

What I’m reading

Before I had my son, I was an avid reader, gobbling up a few books a month. The past year, I’ve read nothing but baby development books, and I feel like something is missing from my life. For the New Year, I’m committing to reading novels again. In writing. You saw it here.

My resolution was sparked by an article I read about a paper for the journal Brain Connectivity, which found that reading a novel “exercises” you brain, leading to boosted brain function. Since I feel like I’m in a continual “mommy fog” since the birth of my son, this is a prescription I badly need. My language skills are seriously impaired after the past year, as well as my once-strong writing. I find that reading novels improves my writing drastically, so this commitment is a benefit to anyone who bothers to read my blog (rejoice!).

My favorite genre is historical fiction and it seems I missed all of the best sellers of 2013, so bear with me while I catch up. I’ll be sharing my progress in a new section of the blog, “Good Reads”. If you are an avid reader, or want to be one, I’d love to hear about your favorites. I’d love it more if you read along with me (is that asking too much?) We can have our own little book club.

I downloaded the Kindle app to my phone to help me accomplish this goal. I read along in my Kindle as well, but I find it bulky to carry around with me all day. Reading on my phone seems to be the easiest option. Now, instead of reaching for Candy Crush when I’m stuck in a doctor’s office waiting room, I have a tasty novel to reach for instead. I feel smarter already.

My progress to date:

Just finished:
Life after Life
Life After Life: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson - review coming!

Reading now:
The Goldfinch The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

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