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  1. ASBIV
    January 13 @ 10:39 am

    I always have at least three books going at once: fiction, non-fiction, and work-related. Often there is a fourth book I’m working through more slowly on personal growth. You are right that this is a great way to get through more books each year – though I fall well below your 100/year and shoot for 20 myself.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 13 @ 10:57 am

      That makes sense. And don’t worry, I also fell well below that, but hey, reach for the moon, right?

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  2. Phil Lowe
    January 13 @ 4:37 pm

    I average 2 a week, depending on the material. My biggest struggle – The Bible. I find myself happily devouring Clancy or Keller’s writings on grace, prayer and God as a way of excusing myself not to read The Bible. Because, unlike most books, it’s not one you devour and get to grips with fast! I joined an online reading study group to keep me accountable. Takes will. A book club is also a good way of keeping your reading habit up. And wine intake, if it’s that sort of book club 🙂

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 14 @ 9:08 am

      I understand. It’s definitely tempting to read more about the Bible than the actual Bible. Lisa responded to your comment here with a possible solution, so check out her comment. And I am all about the book club. We are reading Unbroken next. Have you read it or seen the movie?

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  3. Lisa Krause
    January 13 @ 5:57 pm

    I enjoy reading several books at the same time as well depending on my… wait for it… MOOD!! Normally I have a theology book going, a historical fiction, cooking/gardening/home type book and whatever I am reading in the Bible. Phil Lowe, I struggled with reading the Bible regularly until I came across the One Year Chronological Bible. It reads like a narriative and I have fallen back in love with the Word! It might work for you, too! Another thing that spurs me on when I get in a reading low is to invite others to read a particular book wih me to then discuss together. It helps keep me moving forward towards my reading goals. Love your posts, Jessica, even though I rarely post I read them all! Hugs

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 14 @ 9:12 am

      Lisa, first of all, I am thrilled you are reading. It’s so refreshing to connect with like minds whether you are commenting or not. And what’s neat is that my mom just started reading the Chronological Bible. I have been thinking about trying it because I love the idea of reading it like the story it is. Have you thought about keeping track of the books you read on Goodreads? It’s neat to share what you’re reading with friends. I feel like I might have asked you about this already. Anyway, thanks for reading. It means so much to me.

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      • Lisa Krause
        January 19 @ 11:03 am

        Jessica, yes, I have been o Goodreads still working on navigating through the books. BTW: I just finished Unbroken, WOW! Of course the book is way better than the movie. If you are enjopying this book, read The Boys in the Boat, when you get a chance. I highly recommend it! Oh, and, Audibles and me are besties! Squeeze Bam for me!

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        • Jessica Manuel
          January 19 @ 11:12 am

          I am loving Unbroken so far, so I will definitely check out The Boys in the Boat. Thanks! And Bam sends his awesome snuggles your way. Have an amazing weekend with the ladies. I will be thinking of you all!

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  4. lynettedavis
    July 14 @ 8:27 am

    I like this strategy for reading more books. My problem is I like memoir best, but I can only read one memoir at a time.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      July 14 @ 8:33 am

      I love memoir as well, and I completely understand. I can only read one book per genre/subject matter at a time. We just gotta keep putting one page in front of the other 😉

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      • lynettedavis
        July 14 @ 9:04 am

        Thank you for the tip. I can see myself reading more books in the future…

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  5. deilblog
    December 6 @ 4:27 pm

    Thanks for this. I need to take more time in the fiction area. I really enjoy a fiction book when I take the time to start it but I often feel too overwhelmed to pick up a new book and read begin.

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