Welcome to my office. That’s Galito (my kid’s cat) keeping guard of my library.
My love of books often has me salivating over & buying books faster than I can read them. So based on my annual to do, to done, to’odle, I sought inspiration for getting the printed matter into my gray matter.
I picked out 12 books (okay, more than 12 but I’m an optimist) I want to read this year (not including fiction). I pulled them out a bit from the shelf so they stick out of my bookcase & are noticeable.
That’s the pile on the left above.
I decided to place books I’d read on the right, pulling them out a bit too so they’re noticeable (see the two sticking out below).
It’s working like a hot damn so far. I’m taking a ridiculous amount of pleasure transferring a book from the left to the right.
You’ll notice there are two books on the right which I’ve already read this year (January’s books was Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine & February’s book was Train Your Brain to Get Happy by Teresa Aubele, Stan Wenck & Susan Reynolds).
Both are great books by the way if you’re interested in how the brain books (the latter book despite its somewhat sappy title & overuse of exclamation marks!).
And here’s a closeup of the books I’ve yet to read this year on the right.
What about you? How do you motivate yourself to read for the love & learning of it?