You probably don’t need me to tell you that it is day 15 of the new year. However, I’m aghast at what has happened to my reading since the last page of the 2008 calendar was torn off, crumpled into a ball and thrown into the rubbish.
I have (or should I admit to the past tense of that possessive and say HAD) such high hopes to post all my challenge buttons in the sidebar and on a dedicated page, to list the books for those challenges, and last but not least, actually READ something.
I am ashamed to admit that I have completed my first book of the year.
First. Meaning ONE. Singular. Within 15 days.
I have DNF’d one; I just wasn’t in the mood! It was not a horrible experience*, I just kept finding most anything to do besides pick it up and continue once closed and set on my nightstand.
Alas, this is hardly a good start to this year’s goal to read 100 books.
* I put down Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope. I realized, that after 5 days of ignoring it, that maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for politics** right now. This was the large print version that I purchased with gift money, with the intent on adding it to the library of the nursing home where I volunteer. Since I wasn’t reading it – and it’s so close to the inauguration – I decided it best to give it to my friends rather than let it collect dust and remind me of my reading slothiness.
Besides, so many exciting thrilling fascinating books have been in line and two of them are due at the library in one week. I’ve GOTTA get busy!
** I’m such a bad American…