My name is Eugene, and I’m starting this blog to document what I read.
In 2009, I read around thirty books. This year, I’m on a quest to read at least 52 books (in other words, I’ll try to read at least one book per week).
In the past, I’ve done well in how much I read, but I didn’t really have an outlet where I could write what I read. I hope this blog is the change I’ve been looking for in the last few years.
So, in 2010, I’m going to try to read 52 books. Why 52? Julien Smith provides an excellent answer on his blog:
I’d argue that setting a massive goal, something crazy like one a week, actually helps. To make a comparison, the body reacts strongly to large wounds, expending significant energy to heal them. Small wounds, it doesn’t think much of, which means they can take sometimes longer to heal. So setting a massive goal will make you take it seriously.
I couldn’t agree more. Julien gives more advice on how to accomplish the goal of reading 52 books in a year in his post. I highly recommend you check it out. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to undertake this personal challenge as well?
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I was inspired by this Put Things Off article to read a book a week (http://putthingsoff.com/articles/one-book-a-week/) but I just couldn’t do it. Too addicted to my random clicking I’m afraid. Good luck to you! Maybe reading here will guilt me into getting in some sort of reading habit and off the internet.
Thanks for the link to that article on Put Things Off. I’ve read it before, and there are definitely some great tips in there!
I think I’m going to write my own blog post with some more ideas on how to accomplish this goal of reading 52 books in a year, and I’ll definitely cite that article.