I'm reading the books in the order that they appear on the list. At first, I was just reading the books that piqued my interest, but then I realized that I'd only have the not-so-interest-piquing books left at the end. So, I decided just read them in order instead.
Ulysses is number 3 on the list, and I attempted it about 5 (maybe 6?) weeks ago but quickly lost interest. It's a difficult book to follow (to say the least), the language is tough, AND it's 700 pages long... not really a fabulous combo.
After returning the book to the library, I sure didn't want to check it out again. Forcing myself to read a book that bores me isn't really my idea of a good time. On the other hand, I didn't want to skip over it on the list because I had already decided I was reading the books in order. For a while, I considered abandoning this whole idea, but I've since thought better of it. I'm not going to let one intimidating book persuade me to walk away from this.
So guess what?
I'm attempting it again, and it's actually going better than what I thought it would. I'm trying to read at least 25 pages a day, so that I can finish the book by the end of April. I'm determined to do this!
I still struggle with why I'm forcing myself to do this. I don't even know why it is important to me.
What do you think, blog-world? Should I read the books in order, not necessarily enjoying each one? OR, should I just read the ones that I think I'll like and call it a day?