MY JULY PROJECT

Dizzy with my TBR success with Prof Harari’s Homo Deus, I plan on using the same technique on another long languishing tome:

Periodically I purge my bookshelves, and time after time, I pick up the hefty chunk, saying THIS HAS TO GO! xxx? years have passed – I never stuck a book label showing the purchase date on the flyleaf, (did I never really take ownership of the book from Day One? ) and I still haven’t read it! And then I page through the book and am instantly intrigued by a paragraph, a factoid, a word – for instance, how about the word Gamboge? Irresistible. I learn it means a shade of yellow. Huh. Who knew?

So I will apply the tried and tested Twenty-Pages a Day method to the book. It worked like a charm on Homo Deus. Furthermore, I have hunted down my favourite bookmark to mark my progress. I don’t know why, but the ridiculous combo of a cat wearing a fisherman’s hat and an earnest expression, is somehow very endearing. Hopefully the July Reading Roundup will contain more on my progress. Yellow is an optimistic colour, so fingers crossed for finality by the end of July.

3 thoughts on “MY JULY PROJECT

  1. I have just started the book The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov. It’s almost 500 pages and for our August book club meeting. I am reading 15 to 20 pages a day as it is hard going and I want to read it. I think measuring off pages according to how many days left to read it is a good idea. Then once the 20 pages are done I can read whatever I want which is also a positive reinforcement. I’ll look forward to how you go.

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