Now, I’ve never read 100 books in a year. Well, I probably have, but I don’t count the books I read to my kids in good reads, so only 96 in a year a few years back. So, when I saw Aliza Weinberger’s article, What happened when I tried to read 100 books in a year, I was intrigued.
I would have liked to see more reviews in the article. All her ratings where listed but nothing too much about what she thought of the books. Just a few little sentences here and there. To me it was more about her journey reading 100 books and less about what it meant to her or why she was doing it, other than just to do it.
She does later say:
…this project wasn’t really about the number of books I could read. It was about finding books that made me feel what reading had always done for me: that connection, that sheer joy of reading a book that both entertains and moves me.
That was nice to see in there. The worst part was all the little gifs and advertisements that popped up while I was trying to read the article. I can’t take Mashable articles seriously with all this junk popping up while I’m trying to read a article that genuinely interest me. Good content is not going to keep me on the site, if it is observed by all this other stuff.
I was going to read another article that Weinberger linked to on Mashable, but I gave up after having so much trouble loading the first article. I hope they clean that site up, thy have some good content.
I don’t think I will have as rough a time reading my hundred as Weinberger did. I know what I want to read, I have a TBR shelf of hundreds of books. Getting through them all will be the tough part. Wish me luck!