Sunday, November 28, 2010

So's been a while

I have a confession to make...I bit off waaaay more than I could chew this year. I gave myself a goal to read 250 books this year and I started this blog, intending to make one post a day. As you can see, at least on the blog side, I failed miserably. On the book goal side, I'm cutting it close: at current count I'm at 213 books for the year. If you do the math, I have to read more than one book a day at this point to make it.


So for 2011, I'm toning it down big time. I'll keep a goal (probably a more reasonable 200), and start the blog back up again, but without daily postings. In the meantime I'm going to try and pop in when I have a few minutes (or, more likely, need a break from reading).

Also, just saw my earlier post in the year about 1001 books I wanted to read, here's an update:

1) The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers. Read in February. I have to say I liked Murder Must Advertise better, but I was still swooning over Lord Peter Wimsey in this book.
2) The Plague by Albert Camus. Didn't read yet.
3) The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams. Didn't read this yet either, although a coworker lent me a copy a month or so ago. He probably wants it back...
4) The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel by Tom Wolfe. Sigh. Also didn't read yet.
5) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in April. Easily one of my favorite books ever.
6) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Also read in April, but not one of my favorites. 1984  and Brave New World still win for me in the dystopian fiction front.
7) The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Read in May. Another phenomenal book. I'm not sure what turned me off the first time I tried to read it (only got through the first few pages then), but this time I devoured it.

My count is up to 48 this year, and will be 49 if I actually finish Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, which I've been stuck in for over a month now.

Wish me luck for the rest of the year, and have a safe and wonderful holiday if I don't see you until then ;)