While we're on the subject of time, there are 56 days left of this year. Goodreads has been kind enough to tell me how many books I need to read to make my goal of 100 books read this year. I have 22 books to read to meet that goal. That's 3 books a week. The way things are going I don't think I'll make it. Well, no one is going to take me out back and shoot me if I don't. I set that goal myself, mostly because I've come close to 100 other years but didn't quite make it. It seemed doable in January 2011. I'm not usually interested in numbers but having it written down and in my face every time I log in makes a difference. I give it a sidelong glance as I update my books page.
At your current pace, you're 6 books (7%) behind.
Thanks, Goodreads. You're a pal.
What about you? Did you set a reading goal for the year? Will you reach it? Does it matter to you?
We had a little bit of snow yesterday, the first snow of the year, and while it all melted, it did make me think of Christmas. I try to buy books for people if I can but it's getting harder. I'm so particular about my own books, how can I pick someone a book I know they are going to love? My nieces and friend's kids are the most difficult. I don't know what they have or what they like. I'm thinking it's gift certificates for them. I'm fairly certain about the girl though, as long as she doesn't download them from the library first.
As for me, I'm asking Santa Baby for a Kobo Vox. They look so shiny. Anyone buy one yet?
Let's return to the present. I'm reading India Black and the Widow of Windsor. I'm enjoying this series. It's funny and just a teeny bit raunchy. I also started Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. Not sure what to make of it yet.
In the mail, The Doll by Daphne du Maurier arrived for a blog tour in December and an unsolicited mystery titled Red Means Run arrived.
How was your reading week?