My sixth New Year's resolution was a tough one, because there are only so many hours in the day.
I love to read, and did more than in past years, but the amount of books I finished was not an impressive number. Partly because I'm too busy, but mostly because I elected to read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It's an absolutely fantastic book, but I still have not finished it. It's 1080 or so pages, and I keep hitting parts that I just can't get through. Like John Galt's 80 page speech around page 900 -- I couldn't help but think OMG, get on with it, Ayn! I felt like I was at the 23rd mile of the Marathon -- almost there, but you've just hit the wall. I decided to skim the rest of Galt's verbosity and should be finally finished with this book soon.
In 2012: I've already bought The Help, The Creature from Jekyll Island (which is about what a fraud The Fed is -- should be a really light read -- ha), and a few others that are stacked on my bookcase. Hopefully none of these books' protagonists go on a monotonous rant.
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