This January, I decided to take up a little something called the 50 Book Challenge. I think the idea originated on LiveJournal, but I’m not entirely sure… either way, there are subgroups on Librarything.com and Facebook where you can talk about your progress throughout the year.
The premise? Read 50 books in a year. Some people choose to measure it through word count – since clearly some books are longer than others – but I figured that for my first year at it, I’d just count the books. It’s easier.
In this blog’s earlier incarnation, I was posting my progress and reviews of the books I’d read each month, but I think at this point I’ll just wait until the end of the year. At the very least, I’ll reveal this: I’m well on track to significantly surpass the 50 books. I certainly didn’t expect it… but I guess when you’re conscious of the amount you’re reading, you can really manage to find the time to do more of it.
Not such a bad thing, in my opinion.