I was reading Karen’s blog the other day, and she is on pace to read 75 books this year. That is freekin' amazing.
When I was newly married, we didn't have a television, so after work, there was just sex and reading. I mean, we went to parties, went out, whatever. But that left a lot of time for reading. I read and read and read. At the end of the year, I estimated that I read 60 books. I don't really know how many I read, but I know it was more than one/week. I was a reading machine, though they don't make reading machines yet.
During the next year, I went to a talk on organization. It was a guy who talked about how to do things more efficiently. Towards the end of the hour talk, he said something about reading books. He said he wanted to read 100 books in a year, but adjusted to 50 books/year soon-there-after. And he said he met that goal by listening to books on tape while in the car.
I had two initial thoughts:
1. Are you freakin' kidding me? Listening to books counts? Does watching movies based on books count as well? Unbelievable.
2. Someone who works on organizing should have known that his original goal was way off. And we are listening to this guy.
It is summer reading season. Grab a book and a blanket and go outside and read! It will save baby ducks.