I decided to count how many books I needed to read in order to finish all my challenges for 2010… I need 37 books to finish everything! I’ve only read 40 in the first 6.5 months of this year; do-able but scary. Scary because I’m worried that I’ll rebel and not want to read what I ‘have to’ read.
I haven’t finished any challenges yet. I have one 1 book to go in 3 challenges…
It just occurs to me that 37 is likely a high number because I can duplicate books over challenges. Whew! For example, if I read Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechtel, I could count it for the Twenty-in-Ten as my Graphic Novel selection, for Women Unbound AND for the GLBT Challenge! (How sad – only one copy of this in the entire InterLibraryLoan system…)
I just finished The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama and am glad to count this for the What’s in a Name 3 Challenge (for Place) and the Global Challenge since it is set in Japan. I could also count it for the New-To-Me-Author in the Twenty-in-Ten but I don’t think I need to – I should have plenty of new authors by the end of the year.
I have one more to go to finish Women Unbound, the GLBT Challenge, and my Reading Deliberately Personal Challenge. I have two more books to read to complete the Flashback Challenge per my original list but I could count a re-read that I didn’t schedule so we’ll see what happens by December. I have three more to go for the What’s in a Name 3 Challenge (titles are scheduled) and the Global Challenge (totally open and unknown at this time!); four for Read-Book-See-Movie, five more for my own Cusack Challenge – which is the one I find to be the most intimidating. The Twenty-in-2010 Challenge is a fun one and I love that I have two OPEN slots which means they will be easy to fill at the last minute but I also realize I need to shop at Goodwill or somewhere to fill two slots. Let’s go shopping! If you are counting along with this tally, you may think I’m missing some but that’s because I have a few monthly readalongs I have the remaining months of the year to read for my In-Real-Life club (the Bookies!) and for my own COBC. (Interested in reading Fingersmith with us?!)
Besides the actual reading to-dos, I have been quite the slacker at tracking my page counts and various other categories on my personal spreadsheet so I need to do that, too. So no Fiction vs NF stats to share, sorry. Pretty boring post, huh? 😛
Kim the Sophisticated Dork asked me to post a photo of my new iPad, so this is for her:
I have no books downloaded yet because the few titles I’ve searched for are not available (yet?); I guess I need to download the right ebook app or keep searching more titles. Both, probably.