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.

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