Thursday, January 20, 2011


This is going to be harder than I thought.

I have to admit, I was a little arrogant when I started this project. I thought, "I read fast, and I read a lot. This won't be any trouble at all for me. I'll probably end up reading more than 111 books!" Wrong! wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

You might be thinking.. Wait. She's already read 7 books. She's ahead of schedule. What's the big deal??

Well, the big deal is this: I am currently unemployed (although very actively job searching, dang it!) and since I'm obviously hoping this unemployment thing won't last all year, I was thinking I should get way ahead while I can. And, since I don't really have much to do all day except read, well then I should be able to get through some of these books in a day or two tops. And they have been taking me longer, and longer... 4 days 5 days... Now if I can't read one book every three days when I'm unemployed, how am I going to be able to do it when I have a job?? Not to mention, so far I've stuck mostly to shorter, quicker young adult books.. what's going to happen when I start getting into some deeper stuff?

And now, it's confession time. Do you want to know why it's been taking me longer and longer to finish a book? Well, I am very ashamed to admit this, but I have been taken in... by a television show. Yes, a TV show has been trumping books. And that show would be... Grey's Anatomy. There, it's out! I admitted it!! The reason it took me 5 days to read The Blue Sword was because during those 5 days I also might have watched the entire first two seasons of Grey's Anatomy. Don't judge me too harshly! For some reason, books just can't always distract me from real life as well as TV. And when real life is jobless and seemingly purposeless.. Well I want a good distraction.

Now that that's out, I feel better. You guys might not know it, but you are my reading accountability partners. You keep me on top of this 111 books thing. So, thank you. And now, accountability partners, I'm making a pledge. I will not watch any more Grey's Anatomy until I have finished one entire book. Hold me to it!!

In other news, I really enjoyed The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. Thanks to Allison for lending it to me.. two years ago.. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading it! It was a really fun read, classic young adult fantasy with a great heroine and a little romance, and I recommend it!

So that is all from me today, it's time to get back to reading!!


  1. So good to see your face today! :) Teehe I love your pledge! Distractions are so nice, though, I totally understand. And I could see how TV would distract you better/more than reading... you can still be thinking about how hard life is while reading, and most of the time you're glued into TV. Anyway... you're doing great! Keep it up! :)

  2. I'm totally there with you!!!! Netflix may be the bane of my existence!!!! I mean why think about crummy dull things like real life when you can watch 72 straight hours of the X-Files or embarrassing kids movies that you were too ashamed to go to the theater to watch??!!! AGH!!!!!