Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Like BOOK IT!, But Not

While we moved in in January, I culled unread and unfinished books from my multitude of tome-filled plastic totes. By February 1, I had 38 books lining a shelf waiting to be read. I started with Starship Troopers, and am more than a third of the way through thus far. I have a bad habit of buying books and not reading them, instead turning my attention toward those I borrow from friends or the library. I reason that I have the rest of my life to finish the ones I own, but just weeks for the others. My goal is to finish all 38 books by February 1, 2010. Knowing me, I'll still be borrowing books to boot (and I already have! I'm also working on Wicked, Truer than True Romance, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian), so the goal is attainable but not easy. I'm hoping to finish the three shortest in two weeks, and then take about ten days for every other book. For accountability's sake, I'm making a list to be posted next year (or when I finish, whichever comes first) and I'll note the ones I complete as the year goes along.

In other news, I'm sick of winter and I have another job interview Thursday morning. Wish me luck!


Joe Blaylock said...

Tell me what you think of ST when you finish it.

rabidmonkey said...

other than a copy of the scarlet letter and a non-fiction book about the history of volkswagon, i don't think i own any books i haven't read. on the other hand i can think of 2 books off hand that i've never read my copy of.

rockygrace said...

I tend to put stuff on reserve at the library, and then it all comes in at once, leaving me three weeks to read, like, ten books.

Good luck on the interview!