I have been an awful reader of late. Rather than getting through tomes at my usual pace, I have been rather busy, and have let my reading slide in consequence. I was away for half of August, first in France and Belgium with my parents, and then in Oslo with my boyfriend – and reading was, understandably, not my main priority.
Perhaps predictably, then, I have failed with my 20 Books of Summer challenge. I am also struggling to keep up with my Virago and Persephone lists; I had not set myself numeric goals to get through a prescribed number each month, but I have not been purchasing books, and have fallen behind somewhat. The same can be said for mine and Yamini’s Fifty Women Challenge. I have had to reschedule some old posts to keep up with the aforementioned, and there is no way that I will meet the target by the end of the year. I am fully resigned to the fact that I probably will not meet my Classics Club target either, as University reading obviously has to take priority.
From now on, then, I am not going to be subscribing to any reading challenges. Whilst I love creating the initial lists, and beginning to read from them, I never find that I am entirely satisfied with my reading pace. I am going to be completing my Classics Club list, but may need more time in which to do so. I will also be finishing my Virago and Persephone lists, but these are evidently longterm goals, rather than those which I will be able to complete soon.
Here ends this rather depressing post; I can only cross my fingers that my reading picks up a little in future.