Reading Update

Well, it’s December 1, which means there’s just thirty days left until the arrival of the new year…

In my very first post on this blog, I explained that my goal in 2010 was to read 52 books. Little did I know how hard the challenge would be…

My circumstances were largely different in the beginning of the year (I thought I would have a lot more “free” time than I ended up having), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ll massively fail to achieve my goal. In fact, probably since September of this year, I had already changed the goal in my mind: just reach the half-way point. So, I am trying to salvage the situation, and by December 31, I am hoping to have read 26 books (as of this post, I have read twenty-one books this year).

This post isn’t about making excuses. Had my priority remained to read 52 books this year, I think I would have been able to do it. But my priorities shifted through the course of the year, and I started reading (and sharing) more long-form articles, watching a few TV series that I’ve been neglecting, and of course, consistently updating my photoblog.

I’ll do my best to post more frequently this month, including a few list-type posts in which I profile the most interesting articles/books I’ve read this year. There’s no point in procrastinating, right?

In the meantime, if you think there’s a book that I must absolutely read by the end of the year, drop me a line or leave a comment to this post. Words of encouragement are also welcome. Finally, I’d be curious to hear about your 2010 reading goals (and how far you’ve progressed). Comments are open.


At the moment, I am reading Stephen King’s On Writing, which a couple of people recommended after I published this post.