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First Sightseeing Fail

Yesterday, we went here:

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634 metres tall, the lower observatory is at 350 metres, and the upper at 450 metres. It’s the world’s tallest free-standing tower (Burj Khalifa is not in this category). This is Tokyo Skytree.

I was going to make a video going up the tower and showing the view and what the inside was like. I failed. When we arrived, it was 4pm. We wouldn’t have gotten inside until 5:30pm. The wait was far too long. No Skytree.

Also, it’s going to take a long time to edit all these videos. So many!!

Failing Terribly at My Reading Challenge

It’s only the end of July and I have read less than a book a month. That’s awful. Take a look at my Goodreads reading challenge.

Seriously? That's awful!
Seriously? That’s awful!

What’s wrong with this picture? 11 books behind schedule? What is going on? Well, I have to blame all the big books I’m reading this year. Turns out I gave myself a rather difficult schedule. The book I’m reading now has more than 1200 pages. But I’ll be finished soon! Lets take a look at my schedule.

For physical printed books, I have this schedule:

  1. The Neutronium Alchemist – Peter F. Hamilton (currently reading)
  2. The Iliad – Homer
  3. The Dragon Reborn – Robert Jordan
  4. Mercury – Ben Bova
  5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
  6. Redemption Ark – Alastair Reynolds
  7. Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett
  8. Green Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
  9. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  10. Dune Messiah – Frank Herbert
  11. Children of the Mind – Orson Scott Card
  12. Exile – R. A. Salvatore
  13. The Naked God – Peter F. Hamilton
  14. Armageddon’s Children – Terry Brooks
  15. Blue Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
  16. Memories of Ice – Steven Erikson
  17. The Ringworld Engineers – Larry Niven
  18. Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C. Clarke
  19. Stone of Tears – Terry Goodkind
  20. The Shadow Rising – Robert Jordan
  21. Prince Caspian – C. S. Lewis
  22. Absolution Gap – Alastair Reynolds
  23. A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin
  24. Black Powder War – Naomi Novik
  25. Witches Abroad – Terry Pratchett
  26. Sojourn – R. A. Salvatore

Some of the upcoming books are shorter, so that’s good. And now for the eBooks, which I haven’t been getting through very quickly, either.

  1. The Book of Deacon – Joseph R. Lallo (currently reading)
  2. Keepers of Water – R. G. Porter
  3. Young Lord of Khadora – Richard S. Tuttle
  4. Blood and Steel – Martin Parece
  5. The Seekers of Fire – Lynna Merrill
  6. The Prophecy – Jeffrey M. Poole
  7. Legon Awakening – Nicholas Taylor
  8. The Shadowbearer – Terry C. Simpson
  9. Supernova – Crystal Ward
  10. Collapse – Richard Stephenson
  11. Book of Remembrance – Tania Johansson
  12. The Weight of Blood – David Dalglish
  13. The Burning Sky – Joseph Robert Lewis

And then there are a couple art books I should really get finished. They’re quick reads.

  1. The World of Robert Bateman (currently reading)
  2. Robert Bateman: An Artist in Nature

As you can see, I like to plan out my reading schedule. Before, I’d just pile the books up around my bed, back when I lived by myself. It was easy. Now, I keep my books in a closet, and I can’t stack them up like I used to. But with the schedule, it’s easy for me to check and see what’s next.

Of course, I can’t get through this entire list before we move to Canada. I’ll be sending my books back to Canada. No, I will not sell them, I spent over $1000 on my collection of books, considering prices here in Japan are double or triple what they are in Canada. But that’s because they’re imported.

How’s your reading going? Like my list? Anything stand out? Let me know in the comments.