New Years Resolution: Read what I’ve got
Posted December 8, 2010on:
like many of you, I own a ton of books (OK, there’s at least one you that makes my collection look like piddly nothing). How many? I have no idea. My guess is in the range of 700, of which 500 or so are fiction.
the big question is how many of the fiction titles that I own have I actually read?
the plan: index my library (or at least all the fiction titles) and figure how much of it i’ve actually read.
My New Years Resolution (and blog goal!) of 2011 to focus on reading the titles I already own. 2010 was a fine year, a great year, but I spent way, way, way too much money on new books. like two car payments worth. 2011 needs to be a little less materialistic, a little more frugal. A little less Kazoo Books and Dawn Treader, a little more personal and public Library.
will there be newly published books bought? of course there will. I already have a short list of “must haves” for 2011 – Rothfuss, Martin, Lynch, Yazawa, a few others.
Over the next little while I’ll be indexing my library to see what I’ve got and what I’ve read, hopefully to have the results posted right around the new year.