Oh *&#*^. She’s done another blog

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?

Published in: on December 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm  Comments (2)