As you probably know, our Relentless Reader is off living it up in Florida. I can only assume she’s mainlining butterbeer at Harry Potter World. Color me jealous. Since we’re on the subject of jealousy, I also envy Jennifer’s super speedy reading skills. Last year, according to her Goodreads Challenge, Jen read 207 books. That is more than double what I managed, and I pushed myself pretty hard. I mean, my television and I are barely acquainted anymore…
The thing is, jealousy of someone’s killer literary appetite is fruitless. I’ve given it some thought, and I’ve got a pretty good feel for what would happen if I tried to keep up with Jennifer’s reading schedule. Here’s a little taste, for your reading pleasure. A cautionary tale, if you will:
And then this would happen:
Things would continue to devolve from there…
Then it would get downright ugly.
Obviously, things would end very, very badly…
Don’t let this happen to you! It’s a bad idea to try and compete with people, it only ends in trash television. It’s cool for me to be super impressed with the awesomeness of Jennifer’s reading, but I can’t read that fast. And that’s okay. Jen CAN read that fast… Which makes her an excellent resource for telling me what sucks before I waste my less productive reading time on it. Thanks for rocking the speed reading, girl! Hope you’re having a blast!
How many books did you read last year? Do you feel any pressure to compete with the elite? (Yeah, I know that rhymes, and I’m leaving it.)
Thanks so much to Katie from Words for Worms for guest posting today!