I’m on a Personal Reading Retreat!
When I found out I get to be a Cybils judge this year for Young Adult Speculative Fiction, I was daunted by all the reading I’m going to need to do. When I talked with my coworkers about it, it occurred to me that I should just get *away* and read.
So — I booked two nights at Waterside Inn in Chincoteague! And I took Monday off work. It did take me 4 hours to get here, but I listened to an audiobook on the way.
But now the plan is to read and read and read.
I got here just in time to see the sun going down from the balcony. There’s a view of the bay, and it’s going to be a perfect place to read!
I’m going to try to finish my first book tonight.
But what a lovely place to do it!
Okay, I’m blessed because I get to read! I’m going to be repeating that for a bit.
I did notice that now I really <em>need</em> to read — the danger is that it becomes a chore and I start getting stressed out about getting it done.
So this weekend I reminded myself that I so love doing this!
And I finished a 600-page book and read most of that book out on my balcony on a glorious weekend.
This is the life! I am blessed.
This weekend started for me last Thursday. I had two days off, then worked a day, then had two days off. (This was because I worked 6 days in a row the previous week.) So — I scheduled my own personal 48-Hour Book Challenge. I managed to read and blog for 31 hours and 40 minutes out of the 48! And it was just a lovely thing to do!
I got a great head start on Cybils judging. And I had a lovely time.
What I love about Cybils judging — I really should be reading right now!
I’d better get offline and go do that!