Monday, 1 July 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Jerrey Mean Souree

Jerrey heyoo vee ny shalee, as mean ny bleeaney. Cre'n stayd t'ayn, myr shen?

Hoshiaght ny bleeaney: 128 lioaryn

Hoshiaght ny mee: 94 lioaryn

Myr shen, ta mee er... agh, cha scryss mee agh un lioar; ta'n jees elley lhaiht aym gyn ve rieau er y rolley!

Ny yei shen, er lhiam dy vel mee er nyannoo obbyr vie y vlein shoh derrey nish. Ta ram lioaryn er nyn geau magh aym, fy-yerrey, erreish dou jannoo briwnys nagh vel mee son nyn lhaih. Gyn y çhalee shoh, veagh ad er vuirraghyn er y skelloo er son dy bragh, s'cosoylagh. Ta mee er lhaih 60 lioar - shen ram lioaryn! As ga dy vel mee er ngeddyn ny smoo na 30 lioaryn noa, ta mee er ngiarrey seose y carnane lioaragh aym dys 93; cha nel eh orryms agh 43 jeu y lhaih nish dys cooilleeney'n dean v'ayms. As ooilley shen fo lhag-chreeaght. Lhig dou beggan moyrn, myr shen.

  • Lioaryn lhaiht aym y vlein shoh (y chied cheayrt): 60

Y carn noa, as y carn toshee. Cha nel wheesh scansh as by vie lhiam eddyr y jees! As ta'n aghtallys-shamraig aym er ny leodaghey myrgeddin, s'baghtal.

The old and new piles, sadly not as different as I'd like! Looks like my photography's getting worse too.

End of the sixth month of Reading Project, and the halfway point of the year.

The Beginning: 128 books

The start of this month: 94 books

That is not good progress. With good excuses, I've nevertheless only read three books this month - and all of those were newly-got. I've only really struck one book off the list, and that by slinging it out.

On the other hand, let's consider the year as a whole. I've done pretty darned well, to be honest. For a start, I've thrown out quite a few books that'd probably otherwise still be lurking on my shelves; the project gave me the impetus to decide no, I wasn't actually ever going to read them. I've read 60 books in six months, which is a lot by most standards - and that's not including comfort rereading. Even though I've picked up more than 30 books in that time (mostly gifts around Christmas) I've still cut the list down to 93, which only calls for reading 43 more in the next six months, which should be doable. And considering the depression and associated issues I'm dealing with, I think I can allow myself just a small measure of pride in that.

  • Books read (for the first time) this year: 60

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