So there's a new challenge over at S. Krishna's Books that I've been debating. A Clear off your Shelves challenge.
As in actually reading books you own. With a percentage as a goal.
Which means needing to actually know how many books you own that you've not read.
I actually gave up counting eventually, estimating the last bit, but the number is alarming.
Somewhere in the 250-275 range. There are around 40 on my mystery shelf alone-- that I haven't read, not total books. And just for the sake of full disclosure, no, I'm not counting reference books, text books, or our nice old classics that we have because they're cool. If I were, the number would be much much higher. And we won't even talk about the kids' picture books. I know I haven't read all of those.
Now, over at S. Krishna's Books, her goal is 40%. I don't think I'm that crazy... I mean daring... committed? Whatever it is, I'm not it. To read 40% of my books in 2 months (the challenge runs through the end of November) would be.... slightly insane. I read fast, but that's like 100 books!
So yeah, 40% isn't going to happen.... And really, October is also the last month for Reader's Choice and I'm very very behind. So I'm not sure what to do.
I need this kind of challenge. I never read books I own. Unless I'm rereading them. Books I own have no due date!
I think rather than a percentage, I'm just going to declare a number. I shall try to read 20 books I own. Hmm... 20.... yes, 20. I'll make some of them my yf/jfs to save time. :D
I think I may be insane.