Wednesday, June 09, 2010

good advice

I have definitely upped my blog reading and downsized my book reading the last few months. This is clear by the number of blogs to which I am currently subscribed (128!) and the number of books I have read thus far in 2010 (7!). I have been making an effort to READ MORE BOOKS by cutting myself off from the Internet once I get home from work, and going to bed a half an hour earlier in order to get in some quality time with my latest novel before drifting off to sleep. It's important to unplug on a regular basis, to read deeply, carefully, instead of always skimming the surface of whatever photo filled blog post is at the top of my RSS feed. (Not that there's anything wrong with blogs. I'm just looking for some balance here. As usual.) 

It's ironic that I'm posting this today, as it The New Me's 5 Year Blogiversary! I wanted to do a giveaway but as I have not yet settled on or secured a prize, I'm going to wait on that. This is an important lesson I learned from my last giveaway, especially as I am mailing out the prize this week (only 17 months late... oops.). In the meantime, I will simply say thank you for reading and making this blog a project that both distracts and delights me. And if you've read any good books lately, let me know so I can stay on track with my reading goals!