It is hard to believe it is already December! Where has this year gone??
The cold weather is finally setting in here in Michigan. While it snowed a little the other day, it wasn't enough to stick. I'm hoping for a big snow storm sometime soon-I LOVE snow. Plus, big snow storms are a great excuse to curl up in the chair and read all day. :)
December also brings the holiday season, which I love. Not only do I get to see lots of family, it is also going to be my second wedding anniversary (the day after Christmas). It is such a great time of year!
Anyway, lets move on to bloggy business.
November was not as awesome as I'd hoped it be. I did manage to read 4 titles: Inferno, Birdsong, Civil Disobedience, and Heart of Darkness. I'm proud of that, but I have very high goals for December reading, which I'll get to in a minute.
I attempted to participate in the readathon taking place yesterday, but I failed miserably. All morning I was distracted by various things and just when I settled into reading, Matt took me off to the bar to watch the Big Ten Championship Game between Michigan State (my alma mater) and Wisconsin. Needless to say, I barely read 100 pages yesterday.
Even with my failure yesterday, I have actually been reading a lot this week. I know that December, while busy, is also a month that I usually enjoy reading in. And without steady work, I have a lot more time to read. :) My Goodreads goal was set at 90 books for this year, and as of this morning, I've read 71. While it might be near impossible to get up to 90, I am going to push through and try. Not all of those books will be classics, of course, but we'll see what happens. :)
Right now I am in the middle of The Portrait of a Lady by James, which I absolutely love, and have Paradiso and Sense and Sensibility on deck. If anyone wants to have a pseudo-readathon at any time in the next few weeks, let me know! I'm game!
Happy Reading everyone!
If it makes you feel better, I failed at the readathon as well. I am going to have a Readathon Do-over next weekend. I did finish one book but that's it, and I have no excuse other than easily distracted.ReplyDelete
I didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped for the readathon this weekend either. But every little bit helps!ReplyDelete
My anniversary is a short week after yours! January 1. I've failed at two readathons this year. Ah life. It just gets in the way sometimes.ReplyDelete
I can't believe it's December either! You did better in November than I did--I don't think I finished a single book last month. Sigh. Hopefully December will be better for us both. It's often been a good reading month for me too.ReplyDelete
I have become a thoroughly sucky readathon participant. lol I thought about it and then I went back to watching Cupcake Wars. :DReplyDelete
I can hardly believe it's December already. Craziness.