What I read
(Besides Sekkrit Projekt #ifitoldyouidhavetokillyou.)
Hostage, which was wonderful, an edge of the seat read that made me prioritise Finding Out What Happened over various other things I should have been doing. I was just slightly disappointed that we didn't really have anything in the Felicite arc, but can quite see that this was all a story in which she played a relatively peripheral supporting role (perhaps supporting is not quite the word...).
Simon Brett, The Shooting in the Shop (2010) - while I thought the murderer was rather telegraphed, that could be from months of reading Miss Marple and therefore being very suspicious of somebody who so ostentatiously couldn't possibly have dunnit.
Ursula Le Guin, The Birthday of the World (2002) - reread - shocking how little I remembered these stories, which are amazing.
On the go
Megan Whalen Turner, A Conspiracy of Kings (2010), another reread: it is apparent that at the moment (what with SP still on the go) that I am very much into a phase of rereads or reading trusted favourites.
And in the realm of trusted favourites, I note that it is actually this week, and not last, that The Just City is due out in the UK.
And Dept of Am I Being Unduly Snarky When I Read This Kind of Thing:
But I knew the second I finished reading my 1,000th book because I have been watching this day creep closer for four years. Four years of diligently maintaining my Goodreads account, including two afternoons carefully uploading every book I’d read since childhood.
On internal evidence the author of this piece
must be around 30:
Assuming I live into my 90s (which my penchant for pasties and panic attacks suggests is unlikely), I will read just over 3,000 books in my lifetime – which doesn’t seem like an especially high number.
To some extent I feel here what I felt when contemplating, with a feeling of slight nausea, the '50 Books in a Year' challenge on Goodreads, that it all rather depends how long the books are and how easy to read, and whether you ever reread anything, whether you are going to make this sort of arbitrary target.
And I know that I am coming to this with a significant amount of Fast Reader Privilege, not to mention having had Library ticket from an early age, general encouragement for reading, etc.