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In 2016 I resolved to read 60 books, and to personally adopt the metric system. It went okay...

After getting bogged down on a project-read or two, I changed my goal to 50 books and have completed 53 so far. I count that as a win.

The metric system has been going well for me, but due to my job I am required to keep one-foot in imperial length (pun intended). Temperature, weight, and distance are more naturally thought about in metric now, but I still have to think about speed to time conversions more than I would like.

In 2017 I am resolving to read War & Peace and finally complete James Joyce's Ulysses. I have yet to set a total challenge read, but I feel it will be adjusted down from 2016 due to complexity.

I'm still working on some other non-reading related resolution.

How about you? Any of those 2016 resolutions hold up? Any resolutions for 2017 you would like to share?



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I wanted to read twelve books, I read eleven and I'm partway through a twelfth.

I have read:
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
Quilting: Poems 1987-1990 by Lucille Clifton
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I'm currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I used to think I was decently well read, but then I see people have read fifty, ninety, one hundred books and I'm like, "WELP. NOPE."
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TommyP wrote:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


That counts as 15 right there. ;-)
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Galstaff wrote:
TommyP wrote:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


That counts as 15 right there. ;-)


Hell, that one filmography footnote itself counts as a good-sized novella.
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I have read 186 books in 2016. It helps to be retired and an insomniac.

I also vow to finish War and Peace in 2017. I read Ulysses in high school - really enjoyed it (at least the parts that I could understand)

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Pugnax555 wrote:
Galstaff wrote:
TommyP wrote:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


That counts as 15 right there. ;-)


Hell, that one filmography footnote itself counts as a good-sized novella.


Right. The footnotes. I read them with increasing anger and disdain.
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