Since I wrote about my one-fifth-done status report not much has changed, but I’m feeling good about my progress.
On April 1st, the year will be one-quarter over. To be on track I’ll need to have 25 books read. I think I might make it. I just knocked off #20 and #21 in quick succession. Tonight at the library I got a compilation volume of Roth novels that includes the next two I must read, Our Gang and The Breast, and I was astonished to observe that the two of them together total 140 pages. And I started Our Gang and it is amazingly awesome. I think I’ll burn through those two with quickness.
Plus I am now almost 60% finished with Bonfire of the Vanities. You can always tell a Kindle user because they know what percent they’ve read but not what page they’re on, heh. The reading speed of that book is picking up a great deal as the plot really kicks into high gear. After that I picked up another quick one, Ian McEwan’s short little novel On Cheshil Beach. If I can finish those four tomes by April 1st I will be right up the middle.
At the library I also picked up Justin Cronin’s The Passage, a book I’ve wanted to read and which has come recommended. It’s long. But if I can make it to 25 books by April 1st, I’ll feel better about throwing in a doorstop of a volume.
I’m coming up against a downside to this project, though. I’m diving in to some research for a book project I’m considering. I doubt I’ll be reading complete books for it, more like skimming and note-taking…the problem is I’m going to resent any time I spend reading that won’t get applied to The Project.
Oh well. I need better time management. Less Facebook time!
Yeah, that’ll happen.