I've done far too many "I'm catching up with work/It's been slammed" but uh...I've been slammed with work.
I finished my book goal for 2021 early and kept reading. I ended up with over 300 books again. Goodreads has been annoying me. I use it just for logging my books, but it really struggles. I have three different numbers for year-end totals. It's probably my fault but I find it annoying. So, I'm trying a new app, called Story Graph, that breaks down my reading more like an excel spreadsheet. It also has trigger warnings for readers. Which I think might be a nice thing if you need them (re: war, rape, abuse, etc.) Like, if you're spouse just died of Covid or a car accident, you probably don't want to escape into a book only to discover that's a huge plot issue.
For 2022, I've planned on about 240 books. My big classic book might be Russian literature, but I haven't even picked one up yet. I try to read a big classic a year (last year was an Annotated version of Emma) but I've been reading shorter classics as my library uploaded a bunch of eBooks as options. Perhaps I should just decide on 20ish smaller classics? Maybe get a reading guide to Dostoevsky? I've not read Russian literature at this level as my college level readings was more on ancient Chinese texts or ancient Greek texts. So, I'll need some help. Plus, it's been a few years since school.
Anyways, I've read almost 20 books in January of this month. I'm on track.
I need to edit and upload photos. I need to gather thoughts on books I've read. I need to clear off my desk and reorder my time to sit down and write about books. It should happen soon. I took more time off after the winter holidays since I could.
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