I just finished my 8th book for 2017. See my list on the left side. At this rate of 4 a month I'll only read 48 books this year which is less than last year's total of 69.
What do I attribute this too? Many more activities here at Vantage House to occupy my time.
For example: once a week I go to a group called Mixed Media. A woman who used to teach art in school has an art project for us each week. I spend time between classes finishing the assignment.
Also once a month is a Zentangle class. I am on two Resident Association committees: marketing and social/cultural activities. Those meet once a month. There's also a book discussion group that meets once a month.
There are speakers, music programs, and movies. Then there are trips both with Vantage House and on our own with friends.
Five days a week I attend an exercise class. Today was Boot Camp at 8 am for 45 minutes.
I also volunteer as a driver 3 times a month with Neighbor Ride. And once a month go with Vantage House to the County Food Bank.
I am very busy so reading gets 2nd priority now.
So much for retirement. I'm busier now more than ever, but life is good.