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#ygkChallenge: Read a Book

ygkchallenge, read, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Read. I know, you’re saying “I am reading!  That’s why I’m here!” and that’s great.  Don’t stop doing that.  But how many of us take the time to escape reality with a good book these days?  I have been reading the same book for nearly 3 months.  It’s not because I’m that slow, it’s because I just don’t take the time to pick it up, turn everything else off and sit quietly and allow myself to step into another world for a bit.  The book I’m reading is great, I just don’t make time for it.  I realized this as I caught up with the characters on a train ride the other day – one of the only times I crack a book open.  I decided then that I will finish my book this week and I will endeavor to spend more time with my nose in a book in general.  This week we challenge you to do the same.  With the beautiful weather upon us, it’s hard to justify spending a lot of time inside. After work, instead of going straight for your nightly Netflix binge, grab a book and spend an hour outside reading.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Vincent Brassinne.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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