December 15, 2009 at 10:21 am | Posted in Book Blather, Challenges | 9 Comments

Well, 457 actually.  I’ve been sick lately and not posting all that often.  Though I hear blog readers in general only want to hear about a blogger’s personal life when it’s entertaining…

Anyway, I’m 91% of the way to my goal.  There are, including today, 17 days left of 2009.  I have 43 books left to read in order to reach my goal.  That includes 37 Pulitzer winners with an average length of 446 pages, and five more challenge books.  It looks like I’ll need to get through 2.5 books per day, or something upwards of 970 pages per day if I complete my challenges.

The bad news is, that’s basically impossible.  The good news is, I’ll be on vacation next week through the end of the year.  Also, if I let go of at least one of my stubborn ideas, I shouldn’t have too much trouble hitting 500.

Now’s the time to place your bets!


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  1. If we could, we’d have books mainlined into our veins.

    I wish you luck with your voracious reading endeavours.

    • That’s a nice idea! Or maybe they can do something with microchipping.

  2. I vote that you will definitely make it 🙂

    • Thanks!

  3. You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I’m trying out “positive thinking” for my 2010 resolution so here goes:

    You can totally do that!!

    And hey, if nothing else? 457 is nothing to sneeze at. Pretty damn impressive, as a matter of fact! The way I see it, anything you finish from here on out is just icing on the cake.

    • Uhoh, do you need to read “Bright-Sided”? 😉

  5. I wasn’t sure, but since you have a vacation, I’m now convinced you’ll make it. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

    I just finished 100 and tied last year’s count. I’m now reading 101, which is The Old Curiosity Shop. I need a good long subway ride.

    • High 5!

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