Reading 55 Books in 2011: What I learned – Publisher’s Weekly – Gabe Habash
This isn’t publishing news, per se, but it is an excellent and detailed account of what goes on across the year when setting a goal to read x-many books. Nearly everything Habash states (forgetting certain details of books that moved you at the beginning of the year, doing the math, pushing for x+ books once the goal seemed attainable) is similar to what I went through during the 50 Book Challenge. That, and he promotes GoodReads!
At the time of this writing, I have a beard and I’m finishing up The Colossus of New York. It’s the last book I’ll read this year, which started off innocently enough in January, but by winter became something of a maddening ascetic bender. This is what I learned from reading 15,000 pages in 2011.
He discusses poor memory and the pros and cons of reading goals. Cool blog post!
What will your goal be for 2012?