Tag: Resolutions

  • Resolution progress 2022: End

  • Resolution progress 2022 : Q2

    Read 12 30 50 books. I have finished 23, which is well above the 50% pace at 76.7%. Updating the goal to include 20 more books, so now 50. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 3 of these. Only at 25% pace, need to […]

  • Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

    Read 12 30 books. I have finished 8, which is well above the 25% pace at 66.7%. Updating the goal to include 18 more books, so now 30. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 1 of these. Not counting short stories / novellas. 4 […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: End

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) Well, I knew the goals were going to be ambitious. It is still disappointing that I did not meet them. I have said that the real reason I can read so much is that my time is my own, so I can do whatever I want outside of work. That meant reading […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: Third Quarter

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) For the third quarter, I should have progressed about 75%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. Third quarter goal: 39 books. I have actually finished 43. Hit 20,000 pages. Third quarter goal: 15,000 pages. I have actually finished 12,515. So waaaay behind. Read politically. Total 10. Third quarter […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: First Half

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Three-Quarters ; Final) For the first half, I should have progressed about 50%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. First half goal: 26 books. I have actually finished 28. Hit 20,000 pages. First quarter goal: 10,000 pages. I have actually finished 8,867. Read politically. Total 10. First half goal: […]

  • Resolution Progress 2017: First Quarter

    (Original ; First Quarter ; Half ; Third-Quarter ; Final) For the first quarter, I should have progressed about 25%. So, let’s see where I am. Read 52 books. First quarter goal: 13 books. I have actually finished 12. Hit 20,000 pages. First quarter goal: 5,000 pages. I have actually finished 3,408. Read politically. Total 10. First quarter goal: 2.5 books. A Nation […]

  • Resolutions 2015

    One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’. ― John Burroughs Read 52 books. Yeah, I know. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, I read more than this same exact amount. I like the number because it is a book a week. Read 50% by female authors. After reading […]

  • Resolutions 2014

    Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. — Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Read 52 books. Yeah, I know. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, I read more than this. I like the number because it is a book a […]

  • Cull and Surrender

    This clip from an NPR article, The Sad Beautiful Fact That We’re Going To Miss Almost Everything, resonated strongly with me. I feel like there are too many books to read in order to read them all. Now, everything gets dropped into our laps, and there are really only two responses if you want to […]