Bear with me!
While I do admit this is one more thing to (potentially) ignore, I had a thought the other day. I was having a conversation with some folks and we started talking about books.
I’m an avid reader. I read the back of cereal boxes, the sides of busses while I’m driving, the bumperstickers on cars. I always have a book or two going with plenty in the pile.
And I started to think – I wonder how much I REALLY read. How many pages a year? What would the count actually be? How long would it take me to read a million?
So I decided that, starting Jan 1 2009, I am going to track them.
Here are the rules:
1) I will not change my reading habits. No choosing books by length (unless I’m prepping for a plane ride).
2) I will write a blurb on the book I finish, but don’t expect a serious review. I’ll also figure out a way to do a recommendation list (me to you) and we will need to find a way for me to get recommendations from you.
3) I will count every book, even ones I’m re-reading
4) I’ll list the number of pages in that book, and the running total for the year.
You should know, I read a lot of different things. I might read Koontz and then read Salinger. I don’t tend to read westerns or romance novels, though.
So. Welcome to my interesting experiment!
What do you think, Sirs?