Getting nowhere

So last January, I began this personal goal thing – to read 50 books by the end of the year (Project: 50Leaves) which wasn’t doing so well in the beginning but seemed to be fine around summer vacation. Well, sad to say, I am far from getting any new book done. Lolita, which I began reading last year, is still not finished. Sad really, since I began it way back in China, and was making good progress with the book till I reached a certain part which became a more difficult read. Mansfield Park, this really nice book by Jane Austen, was something I began back summer of this year, but which I’m nowhere near finishing. Don’t get me wrong, the book is nice, but the English is not modern and it takes a while to understand the text. Add that to the amount of schoolwork + thesis research, and voila, you get it. Getting nowhere.

Am severely contemplating beginning Time Traveler’s Wife, so I can have a good basis for comparison when I finally watch the movie. But it seems to me that I won’t have the time to enjoy such a book. Maybe a new romance novel would be a good break from all these academic-related readings. Just considering it though, I have so much to work on now.

I’d love to go back to the days where I could read 1-2 books a day. Library books were most awesome back in High School.