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An Accomplishment

It's funny, because I'm now in a position where I don't buy a lot of books, and even then they're more technical manuals and online reference materials than books you read from cover to cover for enjoyment. But my habit of reviewing what I read on my own time is certainly still in tact.

And I do find the easy organization of what I've read in Goodreads to be a really helpful Readers Advisory tool, especially now that answering random questions at the reference desk is just about the only time I spend any significant time on RA.

Anyway, I felt this milestone should be marked, but I'm out of profound organized thoughts on the subject.

2016 Reading Resolutions

As has become the norm in recent years, I'm going to try to read 100 books total, but I'm not going to get picky about counting them, so how ever many books Goodreads said I read this year is my total.

Progress: 100 of 100

I really hated reading from a specific list of titles last year, so this year I'm going to go back to an Alphabet Soup Challenge. This year, I'll try to read a book written by an author whose last name starts with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Progress: 23 of 26

A: Alire, Benjamin Saenz - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
B: Bradley, Anna - A Wicked Way to Win an Earl
C: Cline, Ernest - Ready Player One
D: Dickens, Charles - Oliver Twist
E: Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
F: Faulkner, William - Absalom, Absalom!
G: Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Darkness
H: Holm, Jennifer L. - The Fourteenth Goldfish
I: Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
J: Johnston, Aaron and Orson Scott Card - Earth Awakens
K: Kirkm…