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Thirty-one years of tracking my reading: 06/09/18
Tonight brings the close of my 31st year of tracking my reading. I started my list between seventh and eighth grade when I realized I couldn't remember a book I had loved in sixth grade. That was only a little more than a year previous and I couldn't recall the title. Without the title I couldn't check out the book again!
As it so happens the junior high school library had bought a copy of the book I was trying to remember. As soon as I saw the cover, I was overjoyed. I decided I should take this good fortune as a sign. I probably wouldn't get such a lucky break in the future, so I had best write down what I had read!
In last year's summary, I predicted that by January of this year, I would cross ten thousand books. Silly me. I do read a lot but even I have my limit. Instead of ten thousand, I'm at 8415. At this rate, I will cross ten thousand in January 2020. That will still be about twenty years sooner than my estimate from 1998.
Last year I mentioned that I still hadn't reviewed Kraken by Wendy Williams, my last book read for year twenty-nine. I also glibly said it would be reviewed by November 4, 2017. Instead of posting that review, I posted a review of The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken. I don't currently have a review of Kraken planned, though one is written.
I have however, reviewed my last book from last year, namely Giant Days Volume 4 by John Allison. In fact I'm current with my reviews of that series.
My first book of this year was Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett. My last book this year is volume ten of Noragami, a series I'm not currently reviewing volume by volume.