Don't you love Pinterest!? I can admit that I am genuinely addicted to it these days. I have so many boards on there relating to fashion, makeup, tattoos; so many things that catch my eye. I even have a board dedicated to my favourite colour - pink!
A little while ago, I created a board called 'Reading'. I saved five pins to it and then forgot it existed. I was looking through my boards the other day and this one appeared at the bottom. I was intrigued as to what I could possibly have put in it. Two things especially stood out to me; a 26 books reading challenge, and a 'book jar'. Both of them are things I am going to try, but the first one I have set up already is the book jar - Emma's Reading Jar. I love making things and doing arty-crafty things so this was right up my street!
The principle of it is you get an empty jar, bits of paper or post-it notes and write all the books you haven't yet read onto each piece of paper. Then you simply fold them up and pop them in the jar. Have a little shake and a mix around and there you have it! When you finish a book, go to the jar and pick out another. It's a simple idea but a great one! I am currently reading my new Beauty & The Beast - Lost In A Book story that Nicky bought me the other day so once I have finished with this, I shall be straight in the jar to find the next one. A lot of my books are currently in storage for until we move (and by storage I mean in a box in my old bedroom at Mum and Dad's house) so once I get these back, I shall be adding to the jar.
I don't read nearly as much as I want to so I'm hoping that this will get me reading more and I won't be just picking one from the shelf and leaving some for another few months to collect dust.
I will be partaking in the 26 book challenge from my board soon too, so keep and eye out for that. I will try to post a bit more about reading in the future as it's something I love to do and there are some great ways to find time for it in your busy schedules!
Keep up to date on my homepage about which book I am currently reading. Maybe you could give the book jar a go? I would love to know if you've tried it of if you have felt inspired to try it, and how you found it!