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Despite the flu’s best efforts to take me out, I made it to February!  I thought a post reviewing my progress thus far would be in order.  Without any further ado, here is my Month in Review for January 2011.

I got through seven books in January, which gives me an average of one book every 4.4 days.  That is behind the average of 1/3.65 needed to get 100 in the year.  In other words, I need to step it up in February.

On the bright side, last year I only read five books in January.  That means I am ahead of last year’s pace (that ended with 63 read).

Here is the breakdown:

3 Novels: Cancer Ward, The Sirens of Titan, and Rosshalde

1 Collection of Short Stories: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

1 Poetry Collection: A Boy’s Will

1 History Book: The River War

1 Philosophical Book: Of the Conduct of the Understanding

Best Book of January: Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I enjoyed all seven books that I read over the past month, but Cancer Ward was my favorite.  If you haven’t already, find a copy and read it.

My February target is eight books.  Stay tuned for my progress!

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