Confessions of a Book Matchmaker

  I am so glad that I kept a book list last year! 

A friend of mine needed some recommendations for her younger sister’s school project. 

I pulled out my phone, opened my Evernote app, and BAM!

All the information I needed was at my fingertips. 

It’s also been a great way to remember what I’ve read because recalling titles gets harder and harder the more I read. 

And, if you’re a goal oriented person like myself, lists are a wonderful method of tracking progress. 

My reading goal for 2016 is 50 books. 

I’m already at 19! (School reading is helping my numbers.)

Yes, I geek out over reading…

But today my geekiness proved useful, which was a neat thing to see. 

I love to play book matchmaker!

My book list is simply another tool to aid me in my quest to connect people with the right book. 

If you’re a reader like me, I encourage you to keep a list. 

Quitter’s Guilt

  Reading a book is like going on a date. You don’t know if it’ll work out. 

Sure, the book cover is interesting and the blurb is intriguing, but you really don’t know if you’ll make it to the end.

Despite this foreknowledge, I still suffer from quitter’s guilt whenever I ditch a book. 

My fun reading time is limited now, so if a book doesn’t keep my attention, I move on. 

I ditched 2 books this week because they were not working out for me….and felt terrible! 

My goal, though, is not to slog my way through a book. 
My goal is to enjoy the books I read because if you don’t enjoy a book, the likelihood of learning anything from it is slim. 

Can you relate to this dilemma?

Or do you have hard and fast guidelines for when to ditch a book?