It’s time to revisit the reading log. This time for 2018. :-)
I’m not worried that I haven’t been reading enough fiction this year. Far from it.
I spent a lot of time in the first half of this year reading fan fiction. A lot of fan fiction. I can’t tell you how much, but I was so obsessed that I was reading 2-4 stories a day, a great many of which were novel length. I delete fan fiction stories and books from my library as soon as I’ve read them if they’re not keepers. Since January 1, I’ve added 277 stories to my library that I’ve read and gone on to keep. If that’s anything like a representative sample, and I keep as many as one out of every three stories that I read… well, that’s a lot of reading. If I only kept one of out five (more likely) or eight (definitely possible), well then, the numbers start to get ridiculous. Considering how obsessively I was reading, it’s entirely possible the numbers are ridiculous.
All that said, there are a lot of original books that I want to read, books I’ve been collecting all year, and it’s time I got started reading them. Putting a number to my progress will remind me not to let time get away from me now that I’m obsessing over my writing again.
After that, who knows where my interests will turn!
Books read in 2018* (newest at the top)
*List began July 23, 2018.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (really great story)