I read 140 books this year, which is a major accomplishment for me. It's nearly double what I read last year.
I'm not feeling particularly gleeful about racking up these numbers because I know it's unlikely I'll come near reaching them next year or maybe ever again. The 48 Hour Book Challenge helped, but let's face it, it was my reading duties as a Cybils panelist that enabled--no! required me!--to do this kind of reading.
I took the month of December off to read and was probably only working part-time in November so I could cybilize. I probably won't be able to take that much time off from work again any time soon, so this may be the high point of my career as a reader.
I read only two books this past week. I feel like such a loser.