Sometimes you just need a push

So, I've been telling myself for months now: "you should start a blog where you can talk about the books your reading. And, you know, just have some place to talk about all that random stuff you just say in your head, and maybe hone your writing skills." But all those cliche excuses started popping up. I'm too busy. Why clutter up the Internet. You're just going to be talking to hear your head rattle (thanks for that fun phrase Rita!). But then, my pathway cleared and I was issued a challenge -- read 12 books by debut authors in 2011. Awesome! It was just the gentle push I needed to get out there.