Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

3/4 Done?

Today is the 273rd day of the year, so at the three-quarters point, here is an update on my resolution progress.

  1. Complete unfinished novel series. The Harry Potter series was finished at the first-quarter update. The Sword of Truth series  was finished at the half update. The Ender series is now done. That is all thirteen books from the original list. At the three-quarter point, I should have 9.75 of 13 books done. With 13 done, I am done.For kicks, I added a dozen more books: the Tales of the Otori, Foundation, and Hitchhiker’s Guide series. Of the new set, I am 4 of 12 (25%) done. Enjoyed the HP, Ender, Foundation, and HGthG books.
  2. Complete the first 25 of the BBC The Big Read Top 100 (from 2003). Pride & Prejudice, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Wind in the Willows, Catch-22, Gone With the Wind, Catcher in the Rye, Little Women, Corelli’s Mandolin, and Birdsong are all done. War and Peace and Wuthering Heights are in progress and Rebecca will be only remaining book. I have 10 of 13 done. A quarter ahead is better than the last couple of updates.
  3. Attend more social events when invited. Slipping. I skipped some things.
  4. Goodreads: Read 50 books. At 41 books done, I am just a few ahead of the pace. (I should be at 37.5 done) Feel a little dirty by picking a few books smaller than 200 pages to be get ahead. A boy’s gotta do what a boy’s gotta do to stay ahead.
My reading got a big boost by not having either Internet or cable at home for most of July. Instead of hanging out on Facebook or vegetating in front of the television, I read.





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