On August 8th it will be one year since I started my goal. Accordingly, I should have read 36.5 books by then. I am currently finishing book 34. Not have half bad. If wouldn't have picked a couple of pretty long books I might have been exactly on target. I am okay with where I am at. If I keep it up, I will finish right on time.
I am about 100 pages from finishing The First Verse. It's okay. Nothing to get too excited about. I was hoping it would be more similar to The Secret History. I mean it is actually pretty similar, but it isn't getting me as excited. I should be finished shortly.
In other news, because I like projects and organizing so much, (yes, I know I am obsessive) I have decided to categorize all of my books into 25 categories. (On librarything I have more tags than that). I am going to go through ALL of my books and mark them accordingly. (Partly because my landlord is making our building clean out the basement and label all of our stuff or she will throw it out. So this gives me a chance to go through all my boxes of books down there). I might have trouble putting all the books into these categories, but I am going to try. Each book is going to be allowed up to two categories. They are as follows:
3. Middle Eastern Lit
4. Asian Lit
5. Latino Lit
7. Current Fiction/21st Century Lit
9. Southwestern Lit
12. African American Lit
13. Chick Lit
16. Misc. Non-Fiction
21. African Lit
23. 9/11 and Katrina (I know, strange grouping them together, but it was all I could think of)
25. 20th Century Lit (I know this will probably over-lap with #7 a bit)
We will see how it goes....