There are 65 books on my wishlist at Borders. And I'm sure, if I put more time and effort into it, I could easily double that number. Knowing that, the rate in which I can complete a book seems way too slow. This is actually something I've been thinking about recently, having been a part of my first reading challenge and checking out the blogs and reviews of the rest of those participating. There's something I've noticed: while I used to think I was a fairly fast reader (nothing compared to my mother, but still faster than the average Joe), I have nothing on these people. They read a book a week at least! How is that possible? These women have jobs just like me (or they're stay-at-home moms with toddlers which I think is even harder) and somehow they are tearing through their reading lists.
I read at every opportunity throughout the day - in the morning if I have extra time, on my breaks at work, walking to the gym during my lunch break - and, granted, once I get home the reading does tend to stop abruptly, but still. Is that really the culprit, or am I not as fast a reader as I thought I was? Normally I wouldn't care, but my wishlist is sort of overwhelming me and I'm wondering how I'm ever going to have the time to read everything I want to (and since we all know I'm not a patient person, I would prefer to read them all right now).
I don't really expect there to be an answer, other than to just keep truckin' and look forward to all the good books yet to come.