In Which I Announce A Goal

So here's what happened. I picked up The Hour of the Star to try to "catch up" on my reading, because I had been hoping to finish on February 1, 2020 (ten years after I started). And it completely backfired. I took numerous days to read a book less than a hundred pages long, mostly because I didn't have time to sit down and review it on the day that I suspected I might finish.

Obviously that is ridiculous.

Reading has been feeling like work lately, though, and that's the last thing I want to happen. In order to read enough to finish this project in early 2020, I would have to cut out non-fiction and purely recreational novels entirely, and that's not a happy thing to contemplate. I know what you're thinking: could I cry a little harder about this thing no one is forcing me to do and in fact no one is encouraging me to do either?


So I'm pushing my goal end date for the blog out to February 1, 2025. Don't think about that too hard or it will break your brain. I'll be almost 40 years old by then and who knows if the internet will even still exist? In fact because it's such a long time from now, I'm going to do my best to beat that goal.

But in the meantime, reading feels fun again. I can think about reading books that aren't part of the project.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good Luck...and now you can't say no one's encouraging you. I like what your doing here, as I am doing something similar. In fact...***drumroll*** I just started novel #100. So, I'm pretty sure to beat you, but it's not a race. Different list too, but lots of overlap. I plan on checking back to compare notes where they do. Cheers.

    1. Ah, thanks for the comment! Somehow I missed it until today. I do appreciate the encouragement. So much of this project has consisted of me yelling into the void that any small sound that comes back means a lot!

      Can't imagine what it must be like to be nearly done a list of 100! I still have such a long way to go.