Emma, a Library Officer at the Boroondara Library Service, set herself the goal of reading 50 books in 2008.
As last reported, she had finished 48 and as Christmas approached, anticipation rose as to whether she would reach that magical goal.
Take a bow Emma. Yes, the 50th book was laid aside with a big sigh of relief and a great sense of accomplishment.
The last two titles, nicely balanced with a fiction and non-fiction book, were A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and The Promise: an Italian romance by Lisa Clifford.
It was rewarding to complete the number of titles and enjoy the diversity of writing which was presented in fiction, non-fiction, the classics and contemporary works.
However, this year Emma wants to concentrate more on a deeper quality of reading experience and more fully immerse herself in each book she chooses to read without the pressure of a set number of books to tick off the list.