Cannonball Read started with the goal of 100 books in a year. I managed to read 53, but only review 25 or so. The next year, the goal became 52 books in a year, so even though I had sworn off reading and reading challenges, I figured, "hell yeah! If I did it one year, I can totally do it again. And this time it will count as winning, instead of being a 50% F." I almost got there with the reading, but still only reviewed half of them, most in a frantic rush in the last week. I once again swore off reading and reading challenges. And THEN, the stupid challenge was opened up to do-it-yourself goals, AND we got to start early if we wanted, so once again they puuull me back in. And that is why I posted a review a little while ago, only five weeks (and three months) behind schedule.
Calendar year 2011.
Goal: 26 books.
Goal: don't keep avoiding longer books because they will keep my total low (hence the 26 book goal, and the fact that I read Vanity Fair for my first book).
Goal: 26 reviews.
Finished: 12 books.
Finished: 1 review. (I have reasons! My sister got married! Work schedule! My Droid always wants me to play with it!)
But for realsies, I want to focus more on quality than quantity this time around, because I've had books sitting unread on my shelves for years because they would take more than a week to finish. No more! I mean it this time!