I’ve reached the conclusion that I must be a slow reader OR that I have way more to do that other people in the blogging / bookish community (I mean I do work full-time and I have three boys), but for some reason I don’t think that’s it.
Why do I say that? Well, I’ve only read 68 books so far this year. Now, if I mention this amount of books to my family, they will surely think I’ve lost my mind for reading so many books (er, especially my non-reader hubby). And if we take solely the numbers: 68 books divided by 42 weeks in the year so far it would equal to 1.60 books per week or 6.8 book per month. In any other circumstances this would be a pretty decent number. But not for the blogging / bookish community.
I’ve noticed lately in many blogs the handy Goodreads widget that points to the number of books read and I’ve seen people that have read up to 200 books already. I’m flabbergasted! I mean this would be about 20 books per month or more (almost a book daily!) How can some readers have the time to accomplish such a feat?
If you are in this group, I must know your secret. Really. I’m kind of disappointed on myself, since I know I won’t be able to reach my humble goal of 100 books this year. Maybe I should aim for a smaller amount and not be disappointed on myself :)
Do you find this phenomenon as fascinating as I do? Do you set a ‘read’ goal for yourself? Do you just read and forget about the numbers? Am I putting too much pressure on myself?