Saturday, November 24, 2007

I Read; Therefore, I Am

I'm going to confess a secret. A secret that will cement my nerd status for perhaps the next ten thousand years.

I have a reading journal. That I keep on my own accord. That I am not forced to do by any class. Ever.

It's not the type of journal where I write a wee report for each chapter. No, that would be going too far. But meticulously recording the start and finish date for each book, both school and pleasure-- yeah, I do that.

I'm not sure why I embarked on this project; I suppose that I always wondered how many books I was getting through during a set period of time. Sometimes they all run together, which kind of defeats the purpose of reading all together. So I went out and bought a small notebook which, rather fittingly, is covered in shelves of tiny books. Now write little blurbs about the books I read along with the dates.

So far I've been diligently keep track of my reading habits since August 11th, which is pretty exciting for someone as perpetually distracted as I am. In that time, I have read 21 books, which I find interesting. I'm pretty excited to see how long I can keep this up.

Oh, and this site hasn't helped. I keep checking up every other day to see if I've missed any. 6.22%, woot!

Anyone else do something completely unnecessary that seems a lot like work?

K.

6 comments:

  1. Ah the things we do when it comes to cataloguing our obsessions... I do the same thing, but it's on my computer :P I started it this summer.

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  2. Abzdragon: it's good to see that others spend precious, precious time doing something completely meaningless. :)

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  3. Yup. It's called "Goodreads". :P

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  4. Irina: I just started doing that. Addictive.

    K.

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  5. thanks for the link!

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  6. arukiyomi: No problem! You have a great site.

    k.

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