slow and steady wins the race?

Okay, so the “steady” part needs some work. And I have a feeling that target is going to change and get higher, because the more I write, the more I realize that this story has a lot more going on than I initially thought. This won’t be so thin a volume after all, maybe.

I don’t know why I keep using this widget except that it helps me to remember that, even though I’m not writing enough, I am writing. I’m also reading.

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
hannah has

read 59 books toward her goal of 150 books.


AND what I’m most proud of is that today I watched zero minutes of Netflix/Hulu/Megavideo etc. Zero. Even though I watch less during the summer months because nothing new is on, this is still quite impressive. Especially when I found a ton of documentaries on Instant Play the other day, and I’d really like to watch them.

Yesterday I went through my bookshelves and purged them. Bookman’s took next to nothing, and I took home from Bookman’s on Grant two issues of Poets & Writers and Race by Marc Aronson. So tonight I went to Bookman’s on Speedway, and they took a few more of my bookshelf rejects. And I came home with A People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn), The Wilder Life (Wendy McClure), and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin (Marion Meade), the last of which hadn’t even been on my to-read list. So then I took a hatchet to my virtual bookshelf and deleted about 12 books, which seems like nothing, but it was really difficult and I am really proud. I then added a book recommended by a friend, and some books that the Paris Review recommended to me because I asked a question. My to-read list is now only 181 books long. Quite short. Somewhat manageable. Between what I currently have out from the library and what I own, I probably have nearly 100 of those 181 in my bedroom. Wait, is that an accomplishment or a failure?

Yaaaaay me. Kind of.


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