Focusing on the Foundations
Goal: Read A History of the Medieval World by February 14
Reading is foundational for intellectual grown, and reading history all the more so. My 2013 goal of reading fifty-two books has already been mentioned, and will be chronicled under "Books Read" in the sidebar. Having finished 2012 with several short books, I'm starting 2013 somewhat ambitiously. I enjoyed Susan Wise Bauer's A History of the Ancient World, and had bought the sequel more than two years ago. Since her next book, The History of the Renaissance World, is due to be published this September, I decided to give Medieval World high priority.
This takes prioritizing, and goal-setting, because it's 667 pages long. It's enjoyable, but dense, and not conducive to casual reading. I'd originally planned to give myself three months to finish it (reading other books in parallel, of course), but halved the time when I realized that goal had me schlepping a three-pound book through airports. Still, reading 14 pages/day should not be difficult, IF I make it a specific goal.