I, like most people my age, have aspirations I want achieve in my life. Now being a dreamer I like to think big. Most of these goals need time and patience to accomplish them. Some of them include completing and publishing a novel, traveling around the world, going to college, etc. (Not in that order of course) Anyone who knows me have probably heard me talk about all of these at one time or another.
There is one goal that I came up with in May 2010 and have never told anyone. I want to read exactly 1001 books. Why 1001 books? Because (and don't laugh) 1001 is the same backwards and frontwards. Also, depending on font, its the same upside down.
I haven't set a time to read all of these books. I wanted to say before I die but then I realized I read a lot, I may get there before I die. However, one never knows when they will die so this may be harder than I thought.
You may also ask how I plan on keeping track of all these books. Well I have come up with a solution for this also. No, it's not tallying up every book when I'm done or writing a list. That may take forever and I try to make sure I'm a busy girl who is doing multiple things at a time. I decided to keep track of how many I read on http://www.goodreads.com/This website is like crack for bookworms. They have what's called bookshelves where you can put books you want to read and books you have read. You can make as many shelves as you like. It's truly just an awesome website.
So, to continue on, I have been keeping track since May 2010 (when I joined goodreads) I have a total of 100 books in both my shelves (read and to-read) Out of all of those I have read 49 books (not since May 2010 just books I've read that I can remember) and I have 48 on my to-read (there will be more. I went to the library today). I am currently reading 3.
That is my ambition for life (well one of them anyway) If I love a book I may give it a honorable mention and maybe a review on here. If I hate a book, I'll review it for sure. I am excited about this journey to 1001 books and I hope you stick around with me!
Yours Truly~ grrrl in green
P.S.) Currently reading A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines. I'm reading it for my summer required reading. It's actually not that bad and don't let the Oprah stamp of approval fool you. I am not looking forward to the assignment I have to do but it's the inevitable. :-/