I was hoping for BIG things last year, and had set myself a doable target of reading 50 books in 2017. Especially given I can read a book in 1-2 days. Sad to say, I never reached my goal, and fell short of even the halfway mark by one book. Managing only 24 books. Next to 2016, my worse year to date. I blame it on a kidney stone that decided it needed to move after growing to a very uncomfortable 9 x 11 mm. I lost three months to that one tiny inconvenient stone.
2016, btw, was also a disastrous year for reading in which I lost half the year to ill health. And while you think being ill would be a perfect excuse for sitting quietly somewhere, reading. It’s not always the case. A brain seizure has a way of putting you out of action. So, of course, Vegetable self just wasn’t up to reading.
My aim this year—though that aim has wavered for the first quarter of this year—is to try again for the 50 book target. I regret to say, I’ve only managed three books since the start of the new year and now, find myself looking at my TBR pile with May fast approaching. I’ve a lot of catching up to do. Never mind a wish list at Chapters-Indigo that’s lengthening by the day. I surf several book review websites a day reading reviews rather than reading books. Doh!
I blame it on back-to-back years of health scares that have interrupted my reading flow. I just need to read that one book that gets me back in my groove, and I’ll be back on track.
Now, I just need to figure out what that one good book is!