I only put 60 books as a goal for this year in anticipation of something that I wanted to happen and it is happening. I'm going back to school. Starting the week of June 3rd, I am going back to get my BA in Letters. I never got to finish my BA when I started it in 1990, so now that my son is graduating college and my daughter is 14 and going to public school. I will have more time and more money, although financial aid is helping me out here.
Therefore, as of June 3rd I will be lucky if I read 2 books a month. I'm in good shape though, I've read 40+ books for the year already, so only 20 more books to go.
One of my summer classes is Critical Reading, although I don't think we'll be reading any full length works, and the other class is Writing for self expression. And in the fall I'll be taking writing research papers and language through critical analysis.
With my past credits I only have about 3 years to go. I will be going full time. It will be hard getting back into 'school mode' but I can do it.
I was looking through my old transcripts. I started at one school in 1990 and my GPA was not that great 2.1. I had to leave in 1991 because I got married and had my son. I went back in 1994 but left again in 1996, again because of family obligations. But my GPA rose to a 2.7. I got mostly B's that time. Obviously I was growing up. Now that it is 17 years later, I don't expect to get anything lower than an A.
I still have about 6 weeks of reading to go, and then I can pick up a little in August and then fall off again.
My son graduates in May. He'll be finished before me! Oh Well.