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One of my goals for this year is to read 100 books. This has actually been a goal of mine for the past several years. Some years it works out, some years it does not. I thought that it would be a good idea to update you all on how I am doing this year.
My last update was in March, and I had read 15 books, only 1 book behind schedule!
However, since that post, I am only up to 31 books read, which is 12 books behind schedule...
Obviously, 31 books is great, and I am incredibly pleased with the progress that I have made, especially with all of the books I read to the kids. Since I only count books that have over 100 pages, a lot of the books I read with the kids do not count (unfortunately). Even though that is time that I am reading, it is not counted towards my 100 books total. Perhaps I should start counting every 3-5 books read with the kids as one book for me!
I do seem to have a lot of books in my “currently reading” file – which is in my head actually. I am typically a one book at a time person because what happens is I typically love all the books I am reading, and can never decide on just one to read. So, instead of finishing them, they each are read intermittently, and only a chapter here and there – which essentially means they are part of my “currently reading” file for entirely too long.
For your understanding, the books I am currently reading are
Mandie and the Abandoned Mine (with the kids)
All excellent books and not one of them is close to being done. Well, the Mandie book is, and that is because I read it every day with the kids – plus super short.
I also have a running list of books that I want to start, but in order to start those other books I realized that I needed to finish all of my “in progress” books. I have decided to take them one book at a time and try to power through them all. I feel like if I can just finish one on the list, I will be able to move on to new books – which I want to do!
Do you ever get stuck reading all kinds of books, but not finishing any? Or do you only read one book at a time? Or, third option, do you read many books at once, but actually finish them easily?