The purpose of this exercise is primarily to catalog my effort to meet two important reading goals for 2010:
1. Read all of Neal Stephenson's novels.
2. Read 96 books total.
Along the way, I will probably also keep track of the movies and TV shows I'm watching or occasionally a neat article or two. But, mostly books.
Yes, I realize there are applications for keeping track of every book that you've ever read or movie you've ever seen. But, I'd like to have a more in depth record of my first impressions. I also like being able to have some discussions with the two to three other people who have expressed interest in reading this. I've never been one to obsessively keep spreadsheets or lists. I won't be able to keep to any kind of regular posting schedule, but since I have specific goals to track I believe this effort should last much longer than if I was trying to keep any kind of regular diary or talk about my life. My life is not that interesting. The books I read often are and even if they aren't, I can warn you ahead of time.