I just finished Claudia Rankine’s Citizen this morning. I have come to terms with the fact that I will not be able to finish every book on my 2020 list (the problem is that Q4 & Q5 are too short!), but am happy with the reading I have done this year! I already have a burgeoning TBR for 2021 . . .
As of today, I am at 33 books total so far –> this projects to 44 for the year if I continue at the current rate which is actually slightly above my goal and my usual baseline of 40. My fiction:nonfiction ratio is approximately 2:1 which is about right. I feel pretty good about the diversity of the authors, too — both fiction & nonfiction. I finished Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen this month – both were powerful and important, but in very different ways.
My current habit is nonfiction every morning (after setting up my day’s planner page & before writing my post!) and then fiction before bed and/or during breaks/weekend downtime.
MY GOD I LOVE BOOKS.
I watched 5 minutes of the debate before realizing I could not handle it. Oh well.
Jetpens just released the Jibun Techo 2021 Lineup, including a new (intriguing!) product called “Days”. The video is here. As soon as I hit “publish” I will be watching it 🙂
Personally, I have officially moved into the Amplify for the last 3 months of the year. So far, I like it BUT there’s definitely some wasted space in the layouts (which means wasted bulk, and the book is sizable!). I think it will be a great planner for finishing out the year, though.
Operation 100 is going strong. I have been diligently tracking my “checks” too. Yesterday was a little challenging, and I think my phone also ‘counted’ some time spent on Google maps (navigating to the COVID testing center — testing was easy by the way!) without attributing it to the app, so the number was inflated a bit, but I still wrote it down. I think averaging under 100 will be challenging but doable and I can already see a shift in my desire to jump into things like social media and email checks.
I do feel like really breaking the habit of frequent “checks” will be life changing for me and I am dedicated to seeing it through.