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A Year of Books

December 20, 2021

I just updated my book log (and my Goodreads and StoryGraph accounts) so I wouldn’t have to do an even bigger catch up at the end of the month. Last year, I read 116 books; this year, I’m at 76 and will probably finish in the 80s. What accounts for the drop? I’m not sure. 2020 was unusually high, double what I did in 2019. I certainly did read my way through the early pandemic, when I went pretty much nowhere so had lots of time to fill. And this year, I did do some traveling, which tends to not involve much reading, as I can do that at home so spend my away time doing other things until I collapse into the hotel bed at night.

I set a pages goal, too, of 25 thousand. I’m about 1800 pages short right now and not sure I’ll make it. That’s okay. I’m reading for comfort now, mostly, with lots of romance because I just need to have something where I know the angst and awfulness will pass, as real life is not giving that to me right now.

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On this date in 2020: Glow Under the Snow
2019: Not As Expected
2018: No entry due to a very long travel day thanks to a storm.
2017: Stormy Weather
2016: Free Lunch
2015: Night Skiing
2014: In Which the Day Gets Away from Me
2013: WDW Day 4: Studios and Magic Kingdom
2012: It’s the Lazy Woman Who Works the Hardest
2011: What’s Inside
2010: Reddit
2009: A Tale of Two Cameras
2008: A Simple Request
2007: Messy Is as Messy Does & Festive
2006: Restaurant Critic Time
2005: Welcome to Where?
2004: Cheater’s Compass
2003: Soon the Sun Will Be Up
2002: One Girl, All Alone



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