Well, The Cold Kiss of Death was my 24th book read this year. My goal for the year is 30 books. So, if I get to the 30th book by the end of the summer (which for me will be August 12, 09) Then I think I should add ten more books to my self-imposed goal. This has been good for me. I used to be an avid reader. I used to go through 4 books a week (while working). But the past few years have kicked my butt in a number of ways, and for a while I couldn't concentrate on any one book. There was a 6 month period where I didn't finish one book, although I started reading more than ten book (probably more like 20, I kept misplacing them). There are sometimes when it's difficult for me to actually hold a book, much less hold it open. Now if I have that trouble I just lay it on a pillow on my lap and use two hands to hold the book open. This is easier with harbacks and trade paper backs, than with mass market sized. Although mass market sized books are easier to handle one handed, when possible.
I was going to read White Fang for the Colorful Reading Challenge, but now Black and White is out, so I can use this book for the color white. I'm going to go start reading it right now.