Perhaps not so much boredom as the fact I just need something to turn my brain off after so many hours spent studying for state certification exams. One can only watch so many movies!
I began reading a fiction pentalogy at the end of November, consisting of 5 books each over 500 pages in length. Those were finished prior to Christmas (2,793 pp.), and I had–of course–simultaneously been reading 500 page study guides and had started other books in the meantime. For instance, I finished a collection of non-fiction essays and articles by Terry Pratchett (337 pp.), as well as a book on Korean culture (282 pp.) in early December.
The Discworld Series, also authored by Pratchett, holds 41 books averaging 300 or so pages each; I guesstimated the entire series to contain 15,000 pages at minimum. As of yesterday, I had finished the first three books in the series (743 pp.). And they are soooooo good!
I started reading "Eating Dangerously: Why The government Can't Keep Your Food Safe..." by Michael Booth at the beginning of the month (197 pp. but skipping some because it's repetitive), and just checked out "The Year of Living Danishly" by Helen Russell (389 pp. but haven't started this one yet).
Let's do some calculating... so that is a whopping 4,155 pages I have read (Oh, I forgot pieces of Mary Oliver's poetry book, "Thirst"!). But that does not include the 2,000 or so pages as icing on the towering cake of words in the form of thick state exam study guides from November to date.
Yes, that is over 5,000 pages since November 24.
And yes, I'm puffing out my chest a bit at those numbers!
I LOVE READING!!!