No, not like that. I mean it takes me AGES to read a book. Most of the time. And that's often not as a consequence of me not liking the book. I'm just a slow reader, and that ok. Yeh hear me Michelle, it's OK *shakes fist at speedy-reading friend*.
I'm trying to read more this year. But that, for me, is about making sure I always have another book to read and don't leave big gaps between books. Because you know what? I like taking my time. I like reading every single word, and going back to re-read passages I loved and think about them. I like taking a day before starting the next book to think about the book and what I can take from it.
One of the many incredible things about being a writer is that I get to mooch around a bookshop for hours at a time (like Sunday, which was Mother's day in the UK) and call it market research. I couldn't have a better job than this.
So I'm going to keep that number on my Goodreads shelf ticking up, and I'm never going to reach the end of my t-b-r pile.
At least I hope not : )
Here are the last two books I read (slowly) and loved:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Brilliant. Masterful. Read it!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
HEA *happy sigh*