Since the year is winding down, I decided to check in on how my reading goals for 2008 are going.
In this post from January, I came up with five goals for the year. Here’s the list and which ones have been completed:
- Read at least 71 books (one more than last year seems like a reasonable goal) COMPLETE
- Read David Copperfield
- Read 3 Vonnegut books COMPLETE
- Visit 10 bookstores in the city that I haven’t been to yet COMPLETE
- Attend at least 20 book events
The two that are incomplete were the most challenging ones. It’s not looking likely that I’ll attend 20 book events this year. I’ve only been to 9, and there aren’t a ton more scheduled that I’m interested in. I fell short by not being able to go to some of the ones I was very interested in, and being too lazy sometimes for the ones I was somewhat interested in.
However – things are looking very good for David Copperfield. If you had asked me a few months ago if I thought I’d end up reading it this year I would have said No Way. But I got inspired last month, and read 2 chapters. Then I put it down and didn’t touch it for a month. When I picked it up again last week, I had to re-read chapter 2 – I had no memory of reading it. But I kept going and got very into it. I’m absolutely loving it now!
I’m on page 310 out of 871. I’ve still got quite a bit to go, but it looks like I might actually finish it this year!
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