#Reading Challenge: Would you hold me accountable?

It’s been about a year since I posted on this blog, no? #JustKidding

Sincere apologies to those who have checked in every now and then; the reason is simple – I have been S-W-A-M-P-E-D.

Swimming frantically against the tide of work, a lifelong pursuit, training, project supervision/consultancy and a book project – little me. It has been tough, painful, hurting and simple stressful but I am grateful for inner strength and divine mercies.

I LOVE to read, just found a new word I will write about shortly.

Can you imagine my excitement when I stumbled on excerpts of what seems to be a very interesting book (THE RISE: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery) which interrogates aspects of our lifestyles, we hardly pay attention to? I bet you cannot. Just a review of the book got me soaked in and I already posted quotes on my Facebook Page and sent a shout out to the author on Twitter. She writes with the clarity of thought, yet uncertainness of someone open to superior arguments without a fight; she reminds me of one of my favourite authors, Malcom Gladwell.

Now, here is the wahala – I have pushed this book to the top of my reading list (of about 6 books – 3 still masked in print smell from Amazon’s store(s), 2 from IO‘s collection and 1 from a known author).

I SO want to read this book and have devised a means to achieve this ‘all-important’ and clearly almost impossible feat: I need someone to hold me accountable.

This is how I perceive I can read the book – out of fear. So, I need someone to be gracious enough to order the book, confirm my receipt and hound me to read it before the end of the year. And here, in my quick analysis are reasons I would be compelled to oblige:

1. The effort of time

2. The resources and expenses invested – Time, Money, Airtime (call time)

3. The love and respect demonstrated to respond to this #HabitPlea

In return, I commit to the following:

1. Read it as soon as I can – even in bits – but finish up before the end of the year

2. Write a review for this Blog

3. Interview ‘my coach’ for this challenge

Who would save me from myself?

Grateful and Love you already 🙂


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