200 Books? Sounds like a lot.  But you’ve probably come across those guru guys who say they read a book a day.  Between listening to audible books on 1.5 x speed and reading a few evenings a week, I read a fair bit.  But I’m not sure I come anywhere close to 200 a year.

But on the other hand, I’ve never tried before.

With the recent political climate, it’s pretty easy to give Facebook a pass.  Well, Charles Chu does the math and says,

To read 200 books, simply spend 417 hours a year reading.”

Where will I find the time?  I already do not watch television, preferring to go the theaters for a big screen flick on occasion, or stream an occasional show on Netflix.

Well, apparently the average American spends 600+ hrs on social media.  Hmmm.

Next he suggests shaping your environment for reading.  My house is filled with bookshelves, check.  My phone has the Kindle app. Check.  Move social media out of reach.  Uh oh.  Maybe I should hide my Twitter and Facebook icons.

I decided I would experiment on a smaller level.  I would do a 30 day challenge.  If I hit 17 books in a month, then I know I am reading 200 or more books a year.  You in?

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