I guess it's never really too late, is it?
To add to my ever-growing list of things to do, or better, accomplish this year, I have decided that I am going to attempt to read at least 50 books by the end of 2011.
I feel this is important because, while I do read, I have not felt like I have read enough of late. I feel that I have been remiss. My goal is to get to a point where I can finally keep up with my book purchasing habits. I have close to a thousand unread books cluttering my home at the moment. I do not plan on actually putting them away and shelving them properly until I have actually read them.
I have the same problem with movies, but I've slowed in my movie purchasing since signing up for Netflix. I do plan on watching a great number of my VHS this year so I can possibly sell them.
But let's get back to that whole "50 books in 2011" thing, shall we?
In this list I must include textbook reading because school must come first. I cannot shirk my educational reading over entertainment reading, no matter how much I would like to.
I'm kidding... sort of...
Now, as for progress. We are several weeks into 2011 and I am very happy to report that I have already finished two books and am almost through a third. So far on the list:
1. The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
2. Democracy - Henry Adams
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Currently, I am in the middle of rereading Gatsby. I don't know if it is just because Henry Adams is so dense (by dense I mean thick, heavy, tightly-packed) or because I've been rejuvenated lately with the new year, but Gatsby has been a very quick read. I'm averaging about a chapter a day, and for someone who typically gets through half that with everything else going on, that's progress!
This is something else that I will keep updating throughout the year.
Gotta give myself something to talk about to really feel motivated to write, it would seem.
William the Bloody Self-Motivating Redd