50 books in 2009!
I was entering my most recent reads into my excel document tonight, when I realised that That Summer by Sarah Dessen was my 50th book this year! Wow! I’m quite impressed with myself, considering I read a total 54 books in 2007 and 62 in 2008. I read almost a year’s worth in about five months!
I think I owe a big part of this to my new book-blogging addiction. I discovered so many great books that my TBR list has incredibly increased! It also motivated me to read more. Ironically, I spend a lot less of my free time on the internet and a lot more reading. It kind of helped me place my “hobby priorities” in a different order.
I probably won’t be able to maintain that speed next September, as my course load will be a lot heavier, but I know I will continue reading for fun, at least a little. I discovered this year that I needed that time to relax, even if only a few minutes a day. Otherwise, I stress too much and my school results suffer it. In any case, 2009 will have been a good year of reading!
Now let’s see if I can get through that Summer Reading Blitz! 🙂