Friday, February 26, 2010
I guess it's been a little while since I've given an update, so here you go!
Goal set for reading all of the children's picture books in our library:
Monday, September 28th
Progress as of today's date:
I've read (according to the last name of the author) through the "A" section and am into the "Be" section where I feel a bit stuck.
Total number of picture books read:
By my count, 558.
Average number of times I go to the library during the week:
Average number of books checked out per visit:
I've made about 15 trips to the library, which makes my average about 37 books per trip which, according to the way I feel after I've finished lugging the pile to the car, seems just about right!
Favorite New-to-Me author I've discovered so far:
Honestly, Jim Arnosky is still holding the trophy for my most favorite so far. His books are just awesome.
Total amount of fines due so far:
$3.35. You'll notice (perhaps) that that is the same total as I mentioned in my last progress report. Thankfully, I have not added to that number! (I also stopped checking out videos just to be sure!)
I still feel like I'm keeping a reasonable pace for myself. I don't feel overwhelmed or stressed which is generally my clue that I need to step back. I feel pressure to keep plugging on and work my way out of the B's before too much more time passes, but at the same time I said this challenge would last a few years and so I just need to keep the Tortoise and the Hare in the mind and keep on keeping on. It's the best that I can do and I'm pretty happy with where things are at.
The best part about this is how excited Bookworm1 has grown about trips to the library. I tend to make the trips alone, to get in and out as fast as possible. However, when I arrive home both he and Bookworm2 launch themselves straight into the bag to see what goodies they can each find.
Bookworm1's first thought: Are there any books about octopuses this time?*
Bookworm2's first thought: Can I get all of the books out of the bag all by myself and spread them around the room before anyone stops me?
It's becoming even more a family affair than it was when I first started and I really like that fact. A lot.
* I did check the plural for octopus and it is technically correct to say octopuses and it is technically incorrect to say octopi. I checked a few sources. Just wanted to clarify that! =D