761 Down – 739 To Go
Okay, 2012 is all but over. It’s been about a year since I challenged myself to read a total 1500 books before I croak. This blog continues to be dedicated to that humble, yet daunting goal. Assuming I finish the book that’s currently loaded in my Kindle before the end of the month (Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo), I will have read a total of 21 books in 2012. Add that to the 740 books I calculated to have read through 2011, and my grand total of completed books now stands at 761.
That leaves me with 739 to go which means I’ve passed the halfway mark, a milestone with quite a ring to it. Nonetheless, there is no way of getting around the fact that I am presently 60 years old. At my current pace of 21 books per year I’ll need to live until I’m 95 and retain all my marbles for that entire span to reach my goal of 1500.
It’s not going to be easy to read all those books. But I plan to die trying!