I’ve been on my Christmas Break for 14 days now, which means I should have read 1400 pages to be on track to meet my goal of reading 3000 pages in 30 days. As of Saturday night I was at 1327 pages. Just a little short, but nothing that can’t be made up.
In that time I’ve finished three books — Mountains Beyond Mountains, Traveling Mercies, and Dracula is Dead. I’m in the middle of reading The Blind Assassin now, and I’m not sure what’s next.
I’ve only had three days where I didn’t read at all. Christmas Day I spent more than 8 hours playing completely through Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box on my Nintendo DS. New Year’s Eve I went shopping with a friend and then out with other friends, leaving no time to read. And New Year’s Day I spent most of the afternoon napping to recover from staying up way, way to late the night before. Not bad though, all things considered.
A couple of observations — It’s a lot easier to be motivated to read 100 pages in a book you’re really enjoying versus a book you’re not that into. Even though it’s 521 pages long, I’ve read The Blind Assassin in just a few days because the book is awesome. Although I’m not done yet, I’m pretty confident the book is going to get a full five stars. I’ve gone back and forth a million times about the big mystery of the story and still don’t really know the answer. With only 45 pages to go, I don’t want to put it down (even for Boyfriend, who just got to the Twin Cities yesterday for a visit!).
If you have any questions about the four books I’ve read for my 3000 in 30 project so far, leave them in the comments to this post and I’ll answer them in my reviews.
Also, what’s your best winter vacation read so far?