I am back with another “hmm, how do I best set up…?” thread. So, uh, I have a problem. The problem is that I am currently reading at least five books at once. This inevitably leads to one or more going on the backburner and not being touched for literally months. I’ve tried informal goals and resolutions and it’s not working, so it’s come down to figuring out a way to Beemind it.
Trying to figure out how to set it up, I guess I want a Do Less goal with a target number of, say, two. (Typically I have a non-fiction book and a fiction book on my reading stack concurrently, or sometimes both fiction books but one of them is a daunting doorstop.) Then that’ll have me whittling it down towards two over time, and then it should flatten out so I’ll be okay as long as I’m reading only two books (or less) at a time. When it goes over that, I’ll derail.
(Now I’ve written it out, it seems obvious, but I’ll record it for posterity and for anyone to chip in and say “Nikki, you overlooked xyz”.)
…I might make it three, for situations where another book suddenly becomes more urgent, like a library book or something…