Thursday, February 20, 2014
Notice something different, besides the fact that I probably have too many remotes?
That's right, all the magazines are gone...all of them...every last one.
I finished the last one on the ottoman, a Scottish Life from August 2009, last night. Chucked that baby into the recycling bin and just looked at this space. I have a book to read now. My goal is to read 12 books in however long it takes me. That symbolizes a book a month for a year. Of course there will be reviews.
It didn't really hit me until this morning when I made up my cereal and sat down for breakfast. I have always had a magazine to read while eating. Today, I did not. It felt kind of odd to be reading a book and I can see a problem with this. With a magazine, I could set it aside once I was done with cereal. A book will, very often, scream at me to finish at least the next chapter. I could find myself so engrossed I lose track of time. At night, that's not a problem. In the morning, however...
This is such a huge accomplishment for me. I have winnowed down the magazines I get to 3 which can be read when they arrive or within a week of arrival. There won't be, ever again, a stack 3 feet high threatening to collapse onto the floor.
Beverage: English Breakfast tea