To All The Books I’ll Never Read

In my younger, more vulnerable years, I used to keep a list of all the books I read. I took pride in this, took pride in counting how many books I read in any given year.

I was one of the few who liked to read. It was a secret pleasure of mine, but as soon as I hit the thousand books milestone, it’s lost its charm to me forever.

Maybe I’ve read twice as many books so far, maybe I’m not that good at counting anymore.

In any case, there are billions of words I’ll never get to read. Millions of books, stories, poems, plays, and essays that I’ll never even know about.

I do my best to read two books a week, and if I were to…

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2 thoughts on “To All The Books I’ll Never Read

  1. I’ve thought about these before. I wondered how many books there are in the world, in all those languages that I don’t know and who has read the most books. How many books have the person read? These are questions we may never have the answers to 🤷🏿‍♀️

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