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"But with a busy job and three small children, I only have so much time." I felt better—then I remembered I read fewer books than Chandler in a given year and have no offspring to tend to.
All authors should realize their relationship with Goodreads is adversarial.I like talking about books, and thanks to Goodreads I had a constant reminder of all the great books I hadn't read and all the conversations I couldn't yet join. (A point of clarity: I was also that sucker who tried to participate in Infinite Summer, the challenge to complete David Foster Wallace's behemoth .That summer ended in nothing but infinite regret.)This hasn't really stopped in the seven years since.I've learned to manage the disappointment I feel when I realize I haven't finished a half-dozen novels my pals have, but there's still a twinge of guilt.(It gets worse: Roxane Gay, who has like four jobs and writes books of her own, has read more than 900 books.) I started asking around; apparently lots of people had on Goodreads: A high school classmate, a friend from an old job, whatever.