I’m trying out various names for my attempt to get caught up on reading for the year’s best. As has been rightly pointed out, so many of the dramatic names that get used online are really inappropriate when it comes down to it. It’s not on, for example, to call it a death march or even a putsch, when you’re sitting in a nice comfy armchair with gentle music playing in the background while you read. But it’s nice to have a rubric, a banner to rally to and to use to motivate yourself.
With that in mind, I have decided I am now engaged in the “Really Trying Quite Hard” Reading Catch Up. It encompasses the essence of the effort without going overboard. Now, back to reading.