With a little help from Chekhov, perhaps 2014 can be the year that we all show a little generosity.
"This past year I read 56 books. That’s slightly off the pace of 60 books a year that I’ve set over the previous 12 years, but then I did read a lot of very long history books this year — yes, I’m looking at you, Robert Caro – and my wife and I did make a very time-consuming move to Canada late in the year. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Maybe the real answer is that I’m just getting tired of trying to read so damn many books.”
- My New Year’s Resolution: Read Fewer Books by Michael Bourne