What’s the Status of Your 2015 Reading Goal?

April is over. Which means that we’re through a third of 2015. And don’t say how fast it’s gone by because everyone says that about everything and it’s just annoying. Anyway, at this point you should have some idea as to whether or not you’re going to reach your reading goal. Unless you’re me, because I have no idea.

My goal for 2015 (as it is every year) is to read 50 books. Guess how many I’ve read so far? Just guess. I’ll give you a second. Got your guess? Okay. I’ve read four books. Ha! And none since January. Why? I don’t feel like reading. That’s all. But this happens every single year. I go through a period of not reading. It’s just how I am. Maybe it’s my way of taking a little break from words and words and words. I don’t know. But I have no issue with it. I’m not one of those super readers who reads 125 books a year without blinking an eye. That’s just insanity.

So my total for the first third of the year is four books, right? Now I’m going to predict how many I think I’ll read during the next four months. Hmm. Based on absolutely nothing, I’ll say by the time the end of August comes around I’ll have added 20 books to my current total. Let’s see how I do!

Two questions for this one. First, what’s the status of your 2015 reading goal? Second, how many books do you think you’ll read in the next four months? Most of y’all better be doing better than I am.


On this day in 2014 I published Quoting Your Favorite Authors via Their Books.

 

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Is There Anything Like the First Time Reading a Book?

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This is going to be very short. I’m yawning those big, ugly yawns right now. I’m so sleepy. It’s probably because my daily nap today was cut short by a more pressing matter. So now it’s catching up to me.

Okay. This is an actual question that I don’t really have an answer for. I’d typically ask y’all a question and also give my own response. Well not today, kiddos! Because y’all should know by now that I don’t reread books. So the first time reading a book is the only time for me. And I don’t have any experience to compare that to.

I can only say two things when it comes to rereading. I think most readers tend to say that they catch on to more details the second time around. I think that’s what people say. I don’t know. And also, in the past I’ve almost felt as if I could see the future when rereading a particular text. Like when coming across a major event and knowing exactly what would follow. Just seems weird to me.

Is the second, third, or tenth time reading a book quite the same as the first? I would have to assume not. But I’m only assuming.