When I imagined finishing my last graduate course, I envisioned many hours of bubble gum reading. I'd indulge in every genre imaginable. I talked a bit about my intended reading lists here and here . As I look at those old posts, I'm happy to see that at least a few of them have been read. I still intend to make my way through those lists before the year's end. Those and several more. After all, I set myself a ridiculous reading goal this year: 100 books. Right now, I've read a whopping 34 titles. That only leaves...66 to go before December 31. With approximately 15 weeks to go, that means I'll need to read four and a half books a week. Um. Yikes. That's a lot of books and not a lot of time. Now, I'm not saying it's impossible because I could absolutely select books that are easily consumed in a day or two. Skinny books with low page counts come immediately to mind. Also, some genres read easier than others.