With 8 days left in 31 Books in 31 Days (though my goal is actually 36—the curse of being an overachiever) I’m three books behind with reason:
- Ambitious schedule biting me in the bottom
- Life Events
- Mediocre/Bad Book Burnout
- “2 Days In New York” viewing and flipping out over amazingness of film that I had to keep watching as many times as possible during 48 hour rental.
Going into the past weekend I was only one book behind but on pace to make it up by the 31st. Then I hit the wall and ultimately Mediorcre/Bad Book Burnout took me down. My reading drive wobbled and caused me to rent the charming fantastic film of Julie Delpy’s follow-up to “2 Days in Paris,” “2 Days in New York.” I got so hooked by it I ended up viewing 5 times (I want to watch again right now FWIW). Julie Delpy and Chris Rock are magic on screen together. Go watch it. It’s worth putting a book down for a bit.
I’m hopeful that this weeks reading will prove stronger. Up next is “Brenner and God” which I keep hearing good things about, oh please let them be true,
Mediocre/Bad Books seem to be the theme of my 31 in 31 July reading experiment, there have only been three excetptions, two glowing glorious reads and one good solid read
“Tigers In Red Weather”
“The Age of Miracles”
I already can’t wait to reread “Beautiful Ruins” and “Tigers In Red Weather.”
Read: 24 (141 for the year, only 3 off what I read last year, though the page count is much less)
To Read: 12 (I did want a challenge)
Learned: Crappy books drain the urge to read when there are too many in a row and it feels like I’m never going to read a good book again.
My mind has become to devise the August Experiment in Reading. Early stages, but it’s pretty great.