Yeah. When I have nothing else going on, this is feasible--I read 9 books in January. When I'm doing a lot of stuff (putting in a new garden, writing crazy stuff every day, working out, volunteering with the kids, etc.)--not so much. I stopped logging the books I was reading in February, which makes this kind of tough. Here's the (mostly complete, I think) list of what I've read so far, not including graphic novels or long runs of comic books, which I think are probably fudging the goal too much.
- The Last Opium Den by Nick Tosches
- Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by David Keown
- Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction by Kim Knott
- Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Howard
- Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A Urban New World by Robert Neuwirth
- Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick
- Year's Best Science Fiction 25th Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
- The Golden Age by John C. Wright
- The Phoenix Exultant by John C. Wright
- The Golden Transcendence by John C. Wright
- Gridlinked by Neal Asher
- Newton's Wake by Ken Macleod
- Matter by Iain M. Banks
- The Last Colony by John Scalzi
- The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan (reviewed this on Amazon)
- The Dog Said Bow-wow by Michael Swanwick
- Primetime Adventures by Matt Wilson
- Suppressed Transmission, Vol. 1 by Ken Hite
- Suppressed Transmission, Vol. 2 by Ken Hite
I'm only counting nonfiction and gaming books if I read the entire thing--I've been referencing a few of them pretty heavily recently but haven't gone cover to cover yet.
Seems like my reading pace has slowed a lot the last two months, so 50 books for the year is a much more reasonable goal than 100 was. On the other hand, I'm less than a pound away from my six-month weight loss goal.
Then again, I don't know how to count my progress toward my writing goal. As written, it says:
(1) Write for 500 hours or more. Only fiction writing counts toward this goal, and writing about a fictional setting does not count toward meeting this resolution. Only writing actual story scenes, narrative, description, or plots qualify. Try to write stories or chapters, but focus on writing something.Well, I've written a lot, but much of it is for my web site, and much of it is more or less setting. So I imagine I'm way behind this goal as I originally structured it. Though I have been writing for an hour or so a day for a good while now.