Monday, December 22, 2008

And now for something completely different:

Yes, I will be returning to my novel after the first of the year. With any luck, I'll be portable, though I don't want to get my hopes up.

Today's post is about my 2008 New Year's Resolutions. I actually only made one: Read 10,000 pages of reading for pleasure. I am currently about 1,500 pages from my goal, but I don't count books until I'm finished with them, and I'm reading four or five right now. What I've read:

Stardust by Neil Gaiman, 333 pages
In the Best Families by Rex Stout, 256 pages
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, 331 pages
The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child by Michael Buckley, 292 pages
Atonement by Ian McEwan, 351 pages
Fer-De-Lance by Rex Stout, 285 pages
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers, 456 pages
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, 383 pages
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde, 399 pages
Alice, Let's Eat by Calvin Trillin, 182
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 550 pages
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, 373 pages
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris, 323 pages
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, 406 pages
Naked by David Sedaris, 291 pages
The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert, 314 pages
The Sisters Grimm: Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley, 272 pages
The Color Purple by Alice Walker, 295 pages
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, 436 pages
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, 326 pages
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, 268 pages
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, 225 pages
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik, 525 pages
Little Children by Tom Perrotta, 319 pages
Cruddy by Lynda Barry, 305 pages
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, 111 pages
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, 314 pages
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, 288 pages
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, 124 pages

Current page count: 9,333

I will continue to update this post until I reach my goal, or until January 1, whichever comes first.

1 comment:

lolasangel said...


What a list. Curious how so many of those books are shorter than 400 pages long--maybe I'm just used to really thick books.

You can make your goal Jean! I have faith in you.