Going chunk by chunk, rather than a whole year at a time, and holding the figure up sometimes as a limit, sometimes as a goal actually worked really well for me. (It’s just no system could’ve held up to the chaos of last year!) So, I will string that approach [1] across into 2024, I reckon.

In terms of the current, I intend to examine every daily quotation of the Hobonichi Techo, over the course of the year. But I don’t want that looming unattainably in my shorter term goal–limit. Likewise, I hope to complete a lesson a week of Communicate in Greek for Beginners (assuming I enjoy it sufficiently), which would see that landing stuck only midyear or so.

Those short bursts of the written word are suiting me. My January mood by today has grown incredibly restless (not helped by a preemptive decision to not attend any skating tonight). As if I want to stay still and reaaaad at real length. But I have so much to read! A friend has sent me a novel, with tremendous enthusiasm. (Debatable as to who was the most surprised by the postie’s stopping by this household this morning: household or postie? We are predominantly P.O. Box people.) I still have equally eagerly mailed materials from other friends, whom I’ve left waiting for several months! I have library books to return, that I can’t bring myself to abandon partly unread. Those come first.

Let’s say: nothing [2] outside the next four of them, to start. Stay nice and focused. After that we can talk (about Mikako Brady again, probably).

#ReadingGoal #Hubris

[1] Followers only. The later posts in long threads are harder to come by, so here is a direct link to my final tweak to the 2023, for any workers backwards among you. [2] Except for the LOTE dailies.