Here it is:
Bright colors, fun boots, and I'm very tired today. :-) The bar was a little slow with Christmas coming up, etc., etc., but we had a good time. Now I get to spend the rest of the weekend reading and mulling over my reading goals for next year.
One of the issues I keep mulling over is short stories and essays. I'd like to read a lot more of them next year from various authors, but I'm somewhat addicted to numbers. I like counting how many books I read, and I'm aiming for well over 100 for next year. So, my dilemma is this: How do I encourage myself to read more short stories/essays from lots of different books without feeling like I'm taking away from time to finish full books? Here is one of the methods I'm considering: Unless I intend to read the entire book of short works, I'll keep track of how many pages make up each short story or essay. Once I reach a total of 325-350, I'll count that group as equal to one book. I won't count any of those "books" for my initial 100 for the 100+ Book Challenge, but they will count for my personal final total of the year. I think that sounds fair. What do you all think?
If only those were the worst problems in the world we all had to worry about, right? :-)