posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 03:55 PM
OP, I have a few tips on reading mass quantities in general. Pay attention to which version of certain books you are going to read.
Case in point is Ulysses since reading the Gabler edition is going to be a different read than the cheap Dover edition. Especially if you do
the deep read and grab the Gifford annotated edition to know what the heck Joyce is writing about (like reading adverts while on the can in one scene
that almost had the book banned as pornography!)
I also recommend to not "power read" one author's stuff (like binge watching a TV show) because authors tend to take time to get a book out. So when
you finish off all of Christopher Moore there is nothing else to read.
Another hint is to vary by type (fiction, history, biography, sci-fi, classic, philosophy, science, etc) otherwise you can get burnt out (like, "I'm
sick of pseudo intellectual science books by [flavor of the month]" tends to happen to me)
If you can, buy actual books! There is a visceral connection I have with Proust and Dante due to the physical weight of their tomes. PITA to store or
move but great for reference!
I liked: Catapult: Harry and I Build a Seige Weapon for it's humor and historical run down of catapults!
Good luck on your admiral goal of 50 books! S+F!