|Reading My Own Books At My Own Pace|
I also read the first ten pages or so of War and Peace. Don't know if I'm going to stick with that right now but it was one of the books I own that's been calling to me from the shelf for some time now. I have begun it many times. The first time in my senior year of High School. 1976 that was and I remember passing page 300. I never got that far again. In fact I doubt I passed page 100 on subsequent tries. There was always a library book with an urgent due date calling me away. Maybe I should check it out of the library eh? It would probably have a better chance of getting read.
That was my motivation for joining this Thon--to give books I own a chance to compete for a few days with the two dozen library books I've got checked out.
I also browsed a lot of pages among six NF books related in some way to Mythology. The list is in my Friday Forays in Fiction Post
That may not sound like much--I've been on Read-a-Thon participant pages touting 5 and up books finished or pages in the 1000s. Once upon a time I could have competed on that level--at my peak I read 3 pages per minute. But no more. Not with my visual impairment. Now I'm lucky to get 3 minutes per page on regular print, 1 minute per on large print. So I read at my own speed (which is currently around 20 to 30 pages per hour) and am grateful I still can.