What’s With the Numbers?

If you pay any attention to the reviews of books I put up on this little blog, you’ll notice at the end of each one of them, I include a little number.

Yesterday’s number was this:

“Grand Total: 100”

I noticed it while I was typing that review up, and it seemed like it would be an excellent opportunity to explain what that is and why I include it in my reviews.

I started my ultimate bucket list WAAAAAY back when I was fresh out of college. Because I NEVER do anything small, I decided I would try and read 5000 books in my lifetime.

Yes, you read that right. Five. Thousand.

I started keeping track. I had a master list I started keeping with me everywhere that I’d write books on as I finished them. I still have it somewhere.

But then life happened.

Life tends to happen a lot, doesn’t it?

I don’t know where the list got to. I didn’t write down books as I finished them. It got a little out of hand a few times (okay, a lot out of hand), with so many scraps of paper and post-it-notes. I couldn’t keep up.

So, like the with the Newbery challenge, I decided to start over.

I’ve only gotten to 100 in the last year and ten months. I obviously have a long way to go.

How many books would you think you could read in your lifetime?

 

For day one in #write31days, click here.

4 thoughts on “What’s With the Numbers?

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Books | Taking a Leap in Faith

  2. I bet if you sat down and brainstormed about things like the things you had to read in high school and college, you could add at least a hundred more books to that list!

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