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52 Books?

I just returned from the campus bookstore, where I used the Barnes & Noble gift card Elle gave me for my birthday to purchase The Night Casey Was Born and The Italian Secretary. This got me to thinking about books.

Last year I read 50 books. I really liked saying that. I also liked saying that if books were eggs, I'd be Cool Hand Luke.

I had said I wasn't going to try to do that again in 2008. But so far this year, I have read more than a book a week. And one of them was Atlas Shrugged! So I'm ahead of schedule to have read 52 books this year. I'm going  for it.

Having read a book a week  for a year admittedly doesn't sound as impressive as being the Cool Hand Luke of books. But it is quantitatively better.


If you read a book a week for a year you will be a superhero as far as I am concerned. The justice league of america could use a guy who spent less time with violence and more with reading.