I have reached the first major milestone of the year– 25 Books. I appreciate all of the encouragement and the many reading suggestions offered by my faithful readers. I promise I am not ignoring your suggestions, but it can take a while to find certain books at HPB. Eventually I hope to read all of the recommended titles. That’s one of the goals yet to be reached. For now, I want to look back at the one I have accomplished.
I finished my twenty-fifth book last night, on the ninety-first day of the year. That puts my pace at 1 book/3.64 days. Right on schedule. I had hoped to be ahead of that pace after Spring Break, but certain events slowed me down. Perhaps in the summer I can build a cushion to make up for fatigue in the home stretch. I am averaging right at 210 pages per book. My selections have been fairly diverse so far, and I hope to keep that trend going. Here is the breakdown so far:
1 Short Story Collection: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
1 Poetry Collection: A Boy’s Will
1 Reference Book: The Elements of Style
Later this week I will post my top five from the first twenty-five. Until then, thanks again for reading the blog!