Book Shelf Zero Status Update:
Owned books read in 2017: 11
Books bought in 2017: 0
Borrowed books read in 2017: 1
Total books read in 2017: 12
Books to be read remaining: 169
I finally made it through Lens of the World over the weekend. I bought that ebook a couple of years ago for a dollar. It wasn't a bad book, but it was definitely a book that I probably wouldn't have bothered finishing if it wasn't for these reading goals. The writing was decent enough, but the story just didn't make any sense. It was an experiment. I've found really good books by buying a cheap ebook. That wasn't the case with this one.
I've fallen off the 30 books this year pace. Committing to The Radicalism of the American Revolution has slowed me down a bit, but playing Breath of the Wild is the true origin of my reduced reading volume. I've spent many hours playing that game rather than reading. I don't regret that choice one bit, at least not right now, but I would like to pick up the reading a bit more. I'm okay sticking with the dry but very interesting history book if i can find a fun book to read on the Kindle app. I'm thinking Seveneves may be the right ebook for me to realize that situation. Undermajordomo Minor may be another good choice. UM may be the winner because it's short, but it feels like the right time to read Seveneves. I'll take a look at each of them tonight. Regardless of which I pick, I need to read a dozen or so pages of The Radicalism to start to regain some momentum with that one.
I only have to read a group of 13 books 13 times and I will achieve Bookshelf Zero. It's taken me about 6 months to read 13 books so far this year. That's only 6.5 years. That doesn't sound so awful...