Thursday, 12 July 2007

Am I a completer/finisher?

I've always had some doubt about this category - out of some Myers-Briggs type assessment. I just can't tell whether I fit the bill.

I'm a last-minute guy when it comes to deadlines, which hardly suggests that I have a great love of finishing things off. And then there's the whole 'what happened to June's blog posts?' kind of consistency...

But on the other hand, I finish some things obsessively. I can name a couple of too-fat books that I finished reading a number of years after I first started - Martin Gilbert's World War Two survey, and then just recently the somewhat patchy Geoffrey Blainey's 'Short History of the World'.

And now I can announce that today I completed an 11-year-held ambition, and read Billy the Punk to my firstborn son. And then I had second thoughts...what if he followed Billy's example!! Well done Jess by the way, you're still in print, and deservedly so.

Now, what shall I go procrastinate with next?


byron smith said...

It's never too late to start on the classics.

Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you