Saturday, 12 February 2011
Already, in this first six weeks or so of doing this, things have changed. A job came up where I couldn't possibly say no to taking free books (especially since I'm not getting paid any real money), and I also learned that I might have a bit of a blind spot regarding gender. Hm.
I've tried to think about the best way to move forward with this, and I think I'm going to have to go for a more random approach. At the moment, I've been asking Pete for help with picking out my next book, for a bit of discipline (otherwise I would pick all the new ones, and the old ones would be left behind again) but he also has his prejudices. So I think I'm going to go for a goldfish bowl approach. Write all the names on a bit of paper, mix them up and then pick one at random each time. Then I'll have an even chance between the new and the old ones, and I'll be happy either way. The bowl will decide for me.
I'll have to wait a week or so to implement this, as I'm still waiting for some books to arrive from the office (I posted some home to myself so that I wouldn't have to carry them all).
One more thing: I am going to buy a book.