Monday, March 3, 2008
Spring Reading Challenge
Okay, so I've joined the Spring Reading Challenge. It's this thing where you read some books, write about what you've read, read what other people have written about what they've read, write about what other people have written about what they've read about reading the things that they wrote reading write . . . umm, I seem to have gotten a little carried away there. Why don't we start over? You read some stuff and write some stuff and read some stuff written by other people about stuff they've read . . . this could get out of hand in a real hurry.
Well, to me, reading is not a challenge (unless it's non-fiction.) I read constantly. I don't feel comfortable going anywhere without a book, just in case. The challenge is finding good books to read. I find an author I like and I read everything I can find by that author. Then what? Read a bunch of mediocre books until I find another author I like. It's also a challenge for me to write about what I've read. So this whole Spring Reading Challenge thingy will, hopefully, serve two purposes: it should be a resource for some good reading material as well as an opportunity to share what I've enjoyed reading with other readers. And an opportunity to create community while discussing books with other people. Okay, I guess that was three purposes. Sorry.
If this sounds interesting to you, you can sign up until March 7th. Follow the link above or on my blogroll (some blogs I like...). Go crazy.