Esther: It is not January yet. Or if it is, my year doesn't officially start until my family goes back to Guatemala in a few weeks. Maybe I can get off the crazy train, and start over.
Until then, my calendar is locked shut, and I won't believe anyone who tells me otherwise.
Sooo.... books anyone?
2010 is the first year I kept track of everything I read, which sort of blew all kinds of illusions I had about myself. I thought I read hundreds of books a year. I am a reader after all. I set my goal to match Bethany's...one book a week for a total of 52 books a year. Since most books can be read easily in less than a week, it sounded like no problem. Unfortunately it didn't work out that way. It's like eating a Coldstone ice cream and finding out later it had 2,700 calories in it.... same feeling, opposite numbers.
Another false assumption? Bethany and I thought we'd read mostly the same books. I would have put the shared number of books read around 70%.
Turns out our reading lists only had 13 books in common.
Books we both read:
- Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson
- Wings, by Aprilynn Pike
- Lips Touch Three Times, by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
- The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
- The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson
- Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
- The White Cat, by Holly Black
- The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
- Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest
- Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
- Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson
- The Dark Divine, by Bree Despain
- Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
Anybody have reading goals for 2011? I'm a bit wiser this year, and am keeping it at 52 with snobby assumptions. Lets hope my e-reader will continue to make my reading life easier.