Blame my impending birthday.
I was happily adding books to my 2020 Reading List (it is now LONG!), with contributions from the MMD Guide + other recommendations.
Thus far in 2020, I have read 14. I am halfway through 2 more. This puts me a little bit behind schedule for a tentative yearly total of 40. I believe I read 38 last year though I definitely plowed through a good number over the summer.
I have 27 books that were enticing enough to get put on my list for the year. I was contentedly chugging along, adding to my list. And then I added everything up and all the sudden I felt SO SAD.
Sad because it just made me realize how finite everything is. If I read 40 books/year for the next 50 years (optimistic!), that’s only 2000 books.
That may sound like a lot, but . . . for an entire lifetime? It doesn’t sound like enough. I wonder how many I have read so far, starting with Pat the Bunny and moving on through July Blume and The Babysitters Club and then The Bell Jar and beyond.
NOT ENOUGH TIME.
Anyway, I am going to add a “Books” tab to the top of this blog later this week so that I can share my reading endeavors & progress.
Um . . . happy Monday?
Note: the above list was going to be in Quintiles but the numbers just kind of got out of hand. Q5 will be a ‘finish whatever looks like the best of what is left’ period!