At least I beat last year’s…

So, June 26th marked the end of my 50 Books in a Year attempt for this year.

I read 34 books this year. It’s not 50, but it’s one more than last year’s 33.

And I think that 34 books is pretty good when you consider that for each essay I wrote (6), I read an average of 10 books, so that’s 60. Plus at least one a week for my Roman Archaeology class last semester, that’s another 12.

But the 50 Books in a Year isn’t about academic reading. It’s about making time for myself amid essays and seminars and reading requirements.

Maybe next year will be the year I make it to 50. Because it will be the first year in 20 that I haven’t been in school. I’ll (hopefully) have a real job and a life outside of work. And freedom from academic guilt!

Also, this year I want to get back into the habit of blogging about all the books I read, because I sort of failed at that.


  • By Faebala, June 30, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    I can’t believe the end of your 2nd year of 50 books came already… I swear you had a lot longer to go. You did way better than I did on my first year!

  • By Lea, July 1, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    I look forward to your blog posts. I always enjoy your book reviews.

  • By Kristen, July 5, 2010 @ 2:23 am

    So close! The sweet taste of victory is so close. Doing it again for another year? I’m on my 25th now, and that doesn’t include the many unpublished manuscripts I have read! Congrats on your 34! If you keep up at this pace (one more book every year, by 2026 you’ll read your 50. Something to look forward to, haha.

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