Personal Reading Goals for 2013

I’m a slow reader.  I always have been.  In my youth, I used to devour books of all types as quickly as I could – never really taking in the stories or the subject matter – except for the moment it sped past my eyes.  As I got older, my speed started to decrease, as I took my time in reading the subject matter at hand.  It also slowed the pace at which I finish books.  But, thanks to GoodReads.com, I now have a goal setup for what I want to accomplish in a year’s time.  I started a bit late on the year-long challenge – if I was wanting to start on January 1.  Instead, I started on February 1.  My goal is to read 40 books this year.  Believe me, that’s a lot for this ol’ Pagan.  I set a pace of about 75 pages per day (again, that’s quite a lot for my slow reading), and added all the books I believe I will cover over the course of the year.  My estimation is that I will finish all of this somewhere around the beginnings of November – provided I continue the pace I have set for myself.  The following is that list – including the five books that I have already finished this month.

  1. The Information-Literate Historian – J. Presnell
  2. Going to the Sources – A. Brundage
  3. A Storm of Swords – G. Martin
  4. Modern Historiography – M. Bentley
  5. From Reliable Sources – M. Howell
  6. Druids – R. Hutton (Currently Reading)
  7. A Feast For Crows – G. Martin
  8. Historiography – E. Breisach
  9. Caesar and Christ – W. Durant
  10. A Dance With Dragons – G. Martin
  11. The Mount Haemus Lectures (Vol 1) – Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids
  12. The Power of Myth – J. Campbell
  13. Wolf Moon – C. de Lint
  14. Cyberhenge – D. Cowan
  15. Ten Zen Seconds – E. Maisel
  16. The Mystery of Grace – C. de Lint
  17. The Digital Person – D. Solove
  18. Cyberpower and National Security – F. Kramer
  19. Widdershins – C. de Lint
  20. Liars and Outliers – B. Schneier
  21. The Path of Druidry – P. Billington
  22. Hood – S. Lawhead
  23. The Provinces of the Roman Empire – T. Momson
  24. The Fall of the Roman Empire – P. Heather
  25. Someplace to Be Flying – C. de Lint
  26. Fire in the Head – T. Cowan
  27. The Golden Bough – J. Frazer
  28. Memory and Dream – C. de Lint
  29. The Ivory and the Horn – C. de Lint
  30. The Druidry Handbook – J. Greer
  31. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 1) – E. Gibbons
  32. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 2) – E. Gibbons
  33. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 3) – E. Gibbons
  34. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 4) – E. Gibbons
  35. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 5) – E. Gibbons
  36. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Vol 6) – E. Gibbons
  37. Memoirs of My Life and Writings – E. Gibbons
  38. A Druid’s Tale – C. Treadwell
  39. Blood and Mistletoe – R. Hutton
  40. The Druid Renaissance – P. Carr-Gomm

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