Let’s face it, I’m not doing good with this one.
I’ve read two books on my list. I’ve got a third waiting to be read.
I think I have two major problems.
The first is that these aren’t books that fit into my usual reading lists. I know the aim is to read something outside that, but frankly, I don’t have the time. In between review reading and the books I want to read for pleasure (which usually ends up being slightly ‘work’, as they’re in the same field as me) I am struggling to fit additional reading. With women authors, I had so many that I wanted to read anyway, it was just a case of prioritising those books on my lists! With this, I have to read specific books – and that means they get added to the pile along with everything else, or purchased specially. (Yes, I know I should do libraries. My local has awful opening hours – even when I was freelance and working from home I struggled to get down there!) and Gloucester Library doesn’t have a particularly good stock collection. I struggle with libraries, despite being a librarian.)
And the second problem is that my commute isn’t as long. I don’t have as much time where I’m doing nothing; I am struggling to fit my review reading into my schedule anyway. Lunchtimes seem to be the best bet so far…
I’m going to leave the challenge up, but hold up my hands and say that it’s a lot harder than it was last year. Onward with the reading!