Sunday, January 01, 2012

How I Did With Those 2011 Reading Plans

On Saturday, January 1, 2011, I announced my reading plans for the year. None of this resolution stuff for me. I plan. Let's see how I did.

I planned to get started reading the Discworld books, and I did. I read the first eleven. I'm happy with that.

I planned to read some books from my To Be Read pile. I did that, too. I read the third volume of The Cartoon History of the Universe, just as I said I was going to. I decided I wasn't getting much out of those books and gave my copies of the first three volumes away. I also tried to read a martial arts memoir that had been sitting in my basket and got rid of that. I read Hotel Pastis, which I didn't care for, though I enjoyed the bits of French, and The Book of Guys, which I found to be elegantly written short stories about middle aged guys in which nothing much happens. There may have been some other books, too, that I've forgotten. My To Be Read pile isn't necessarily memorable.

I didn't manage to read any books about Louisa May Alcott.

Of the books I became interested in because of The Library of the Early Mind, I only read A Hole in My Life. But that's a quarter of the books I wanted to read, so...hurray me!

And, finally, I received The Curse of the Wolf Girl for Christmas and will be taking it with me on retreat week next week. So while I didn't read it in 2011, I'm going to be reading it very soon thereafter.

I am quite satisfied.

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