Last year I read 58 books. Around the middle of June I took a quick count and realized if kept reading at the same pace, I would probably read close to 75. So I tried to keep my nose to the grindstone and lo and behold, I did it. Yes, crazy as it sounds, in 2009 I read 75 books. While I don't think I accomplished anything too significant this year, reading that many books does give me a nice feeling of satisfaction. Of course, since I like to read anyway, so much the better.
In case anyone is wondering, I did a quick tally and thought I might share a few numbers:
- Number of these books that were borrowed from the public library………64
- Number of these books that I own………9
- Number of these books that were borrowed from a friend or co-worker…..1
- Number of these books that were "borrowed" from a coffee shop…………..1
As you can see, I am a big fan of my public library. Despite owning a huge personal library of books, (many of which I have not even attempted to read), I have a nasty little habit of grabbing books from the public trough to feed my insatiable addiction. One of my new year's resolutions for 2010 is to read the books that are currently in my possession and not check stuff out of the library. Or worse, buy any additional books.
But we will see how long THAT lasts. Anyway, I'll be back a bit later on with my "best of" list for 2009.