I’m willing to bet my New Year’s resolution wasn’t exactly unique—stop outbuying my reading pace. The TBR pile—even when it’s digital—is out of control and at some point you’ve gotta stop and read the books you’ve got.
This ridiculously doomed resolution coincided with another—keep track of the books I’ve read. Enter…goodreads.com (links to my profile). I’d signed up at some point, become totally overwhelmed by it and promptly put it out of my mind. But somebody mentioned using it to keep track of the books they’ve read, so I went back and gave it a look-see.
Okay. So I decided I would add books as I bought them starting in January, 2010. I wasn’t about to put in previous books because there so many, but those would get added as I read from the TBR backlog. Excellent plan for Resolution #2.
Except that it illustrates all too well how badly I blew Resolution #1.
Eight weeks into 2010 and how many books have I acquired? 62
How many have I marked as read? 6
Oops. Clearly I need to read faster or buy slower.