Transcript of an actual conversation between my husband and I while we were dating...
ME: Hey, you should read (insert name of book here)
DAN: Oh, yeah. I read that one a long time ago, and I don't like to reread books.
ME: So you didn't like it, huh?
DAN: No, I liked it fine, I just don't read books over again
ME: I'm sorry, what?
See, I knew there were people who didn't read. (Those sad, sad people.) But I couldn't wrap my head around someone who likes to read, likes the book, but never wants to read it again.
Well, that's not me. In fact I can think of at least a couple of books I've read at least twice just in the past year. So when I decided to keep track of how many books I read in 2009, I had to think long and hard about the rules. Here they are:
1. I will keep track of every book I read this year via Goodreads. Since I just opened an account, this week, I can start '09 with a fresh slate.
2. I will note how many books I read more than once and give you an occasional running total.
3. I will try to give short reviews of any new books I read, or at least tell you that I read them.
I was hesitant to do this because I cannot fathom why anyone would care about my compulsive reading, and if I bore you, let me know. But I was also curious. I've never kept track of my book intake in a single year, and though I know I read a lot, (as evidenced by my library fines) I can't quantify it.
Let the experiment begin!!