My last progress report was in October so I'm thinkin' it's time for an update!
Goal set for reading all of the children's picture books in our library:
Monday, September 28, 2009. I'm over a year in now, and have realized that real life (three kids age 4 and under) does not set you up well for completing challenges quickly. We're just plodding along and this project will take me much longer than I originally anticipated. But I think that's ok! Having kids is a greater blessing than having a completed project!
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 "Bu" section.
Total number of picture books read:
By my count, 948.
Average number of times I go to the library during the week:
Zero! I go once every two weeks. When I started this challenge, I was going to the library twice a week. Time and additional children have obviously changed things!
Average number of books checked out per visit:
I started reading more books IN the library and bringing home the books that I think we will really enjoy and that I will want to spend the time writing about. On average I would say I'm probably bringing home about 20 books a trip.
Favorite New-to-Me author I've discovered so far:
I think I shall leave it with
Total amount of fines due so far:
I've lost count because I lost my library card and so we've been using my husband's card! (How incredibly bad is that?!) I'm going to guess we're somewhere in the range of $7 in fines, mostly because we've checked out videos that weren't returned in time and not due to books being forgotten. We can check out books for 4 weeks at our library, but videos for 2. This consistently throws me off and gets me in trouble!
And that, folks, is where I'm at!