Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book Hangover



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Did you know I am an avid, voracious reader? I am, indeedy do, I am. I normally read between 75 and 100 books a year, and some of f those books could break a toe if you dropped it.

This year, however, I've only read 53 books, and that made me so sad. I haven't been able to concentrate as much but then I thought, wait. I should be happy! This means I've also been out in the car, going places, doing things with Zack (he and I are wicked at poker), and in general getting the house and studio back into shape again. So in hindsight, 53 books is pretty darned good. 

And the year isn't over yet,


So this year:




2016

TOTALS
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53
books

18,452
pages
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The Transfer by Veronica RothA Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
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SHORTEST BOOK
30 pages
The Transfer
by 

LONGEST BOOK
980 pages
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
by 

AVERAGE LENGTH
355 pages


My best year, in retrospect, was 2012, when I read 135 books (39,024 pages). I somehow didn't sleep that year!

So once again, I'm going to make my goal 75 books for 2017, but I'm not going to be upset if I can't make it. I thought I'd be a lot more peeved at myself this year, but you know what? As much as I love books (more than beads, so that tells you a LOT), there's nothing I love more than getting better, making plans, going places with Rick and Zack, and allowing myself to SLEEP instead of read all night when what I really need is to sleep and not learn if King Whofurfluffit is going to kill the raging hoards or not.


That is NOT to say I won't have a few book hangovers, but those -- ah, those are the only kind that are worth it.

2 comments:

  1. I have felt the dreaded book hangover at least 7 times in the past 3 years. I did not make my year goal this year, but I plan on one book a week. Crossing fingers.

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  2. I've never kept track though I do have the hangover on occasion since I just have to finish. Most of the ones I read now are free kindle ones though so many of them are not fantastic:)

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