Most people probably think I read to much, but I don't care. Actually, that's not true - I'm learning not to care (and it's a slow but ongoing process). Reading keeps me centered because it's my form of escapism.
At the beginning of 2008 I decided to count how many books I read throughout the year. It wasn't a challenge; I didn't have to read a certain number of books per month or certain types of books. The total for 2008 was 95 (yes, 95) and a list of those books can be seen at Library Thing.
To be honest I am rather surprised at the total and so was my brother. He has challenged me to read 100 books in 2009. I'm not sure if it is feasible, especially at the moment when I'm finding it rather hard to concentrate, and I don't want to lose my enjoyment of reading in an effort to 'read more, read faster', so I'm just going to count the books I read this year (as per last year) and see what I end up with come 31 December 2009.
I didn't review any of the books I read last year. I've never been very good at telling people why I liked a book, just that I did. However, since I am meant to be attempting to express myself a little better, I am going to try to review the odd book throughout the year. Apologies in advance if the reviews make no sense whatsoever. Last year, Katiebabs challenged me to review Demon Angel by Meljean Brook (a new author for me), so *deep breath* I am going to accept the challenge and (attempt to) review it later this month. Please wish me luck.