Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 17: 1 Book

61. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

What a fun book -- a nice change from my typical non-fiction focus of this Reading Challenge!

I spent yesterday morning on the subway going to pick up a Hampton Bay cubbyhole cabinet contraption that will make storage much more pleasant in my bedroom during and after my PURGE that I am doing (see previous blog entries). I read the first half of this 300 page novel on the subway to and from picking up my new piece of furniture, and the second half I read while enjoying a cup of coffee at my favorite South Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood coffee hangout, Roots Cafe.

Not much to say about this book except for this: great story, and I could not help but be inspired by the urgency of Fogg's journey to win his bet and my own urgency now to finish 100 books in the next 9 or 10 days. Could Fogg travel around the world via ship, train, horse, and land sail? Can I read 39 more books in the next 10 days?

He could.

I think I can!

Let's just see.

Though I did not read any additional full-length books today, I read bits of several others as I continue to move towards my goal. I also spent I lot of time going through 15 years' worth of personal belongings as part of my home organization purge.

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