I felt it appropriate during all my 20 Books of Summer madness to take a moment and mark the momentous occasion of me reaching the halfway point of my 746 books challenge!
A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.William Lyon Phelps
Before we all get too excited, it’s worth noting that it’s taken me almost NINE years to get to this point. My first review was Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, posted on 17 December 2013, so progress has not been entirely speedy!
Still, with 373 books read and reviewed and 373 more to go, the end point feels somewhat achievable.
When I started this blog and this mad challenge I vowed that I wouldn’t buy any new books until I was done. That lasted three years (I’m still quite proud of that fact) so who knows how many I’ve required since that, but I still have my list of 746 and I’m still determined to get through them!
Thanks to all for sticking with me along the way – here’s to the next 373!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!