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Project Get The Books Finished

Once again I’ve missed days of blogging. I’ve been editing, it’s true, but more than that I’ve been suffering from an annoying illness that I thought was the effects of sleep deprivation until it outlasted the considerable amount of sleep I threw at it.

I’m better now, I think, and looking at the space between now and next year I’m aware I have a reading list full of books I haven’t finished. I’ve got into the nasty habit I thought I’d combated – I have 5 ‘current’ books on my reading list. And I have many ARCs to get to as well.

So my plan right now is to not only get back into blogging consistently, to visit other blogs and reply to comments, but to finish every book on my list. Well, all except Vanity Fair as I reckon if I’ve already had it on my list for two years, another won’t hurt. Here is my list.

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Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina – I am going to try, I am. Despite all the agriculture I am going to try and read the remaining 500 pages or so before the year is out.

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Adrian Goldsworthy: Antony & Cleopatra – I knew when I started this it was the wrong time, and that’s not really fair on either the book or myself, so I’m hoping to find time to really soak up all that information.

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Erica Vetsch: A Bride’s Portrait Of Dodge City, Kansas – An inspirational novel I first downloaded long ago that was going to be my first attempt at the genre. I started it this year because I felt bad for having never read it. It is inspirational but the faith is, for now at least, a lot more natural than what I’ve read so far. I’m unsure whether or not I’ll be reviewing it – would you be interested in reading a review of it?

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Merryn Allingham: The Crystal Cage – This needs to be finished by mid next week. I’ve found it difficult to get into.

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Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen: The Rabbit Back Literature Society – A great book I’ve neglected purely for lack of time. I aim to finish it shortly.

So that’s my plan. To finish books I’ve started. It’s not particularly grand but I am aware that the number on my list is actually a lie if I don’t finish these books, that despite the fact that I can kid myself I’ve read 44 books this year, I’ve actually only read 39, and that will show in my round-up if I don’t do something about it.

And whilst I know you’ll all say that doesn’t matter and I’d agree with you, I want to try regardless.

Do you have a reading plan at the moment?


Tanya Patrice

October 10, 2014, 2:39 am

I’m in the same predicament – quite a few books on the pile and 3 or 4 “no longer advanced” copies of books to get to. I’m hunkering down this weekend and trying to read, read, read.

Sam (Tiny Library)

October 10, 2014, 9:20 am

Good luck! I actually loved Anna Karenina, and the pace really picks up at the end, so I’m sure you can do it :)

LuAnn Braley

October 10, 2014, 10:51 am

My reading plan usually centers around the books I review, maybe 3-4 a week. In my spare time, I avoid housework. :p


October 10, 2014, 12:48 pm

I think my only reading plan is: read what takes your fancy. I tried to read specific books last month and I failed. Although, I was in the middle of a slump at that point.


October 11, 2014, 11:21 am

I am sorry to hear you haven’t been well but so pleased you’re on the mend now. Good luck with finishing these books.

Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

October 15, 2014, 8:59 pm

Good luck! It makes me a bit anxious to have a lot of books going at once, but I do tend to be less of a monogamous reader than I used to be — though I never know when it’s time to take a book of the “current” list — the Harry Potter re-read I paused several months ago? Well it’s still on there for the moment :)



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