50 Book Challenge

   Posted by: Faith   in Tasty Tomes

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. :)

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Oh, yes dear Toasty, I am at about 47 books, with about 5 more on the go. I always start several at the same time without meaning too. And yes, 50 is far from 80, but if worst comes to worst I am going to re-read all my old ‘Road to Avonlea’ novellas and than pass them on to some little girl. I mean, they’re a bit emabarassing, but there are about 20 of them! I cant believe that I barely read all summer! Boo! but good for you! Are you trying to tell us tho, that you are not even going to tell us a bit about the great books you have come across in your reading??
We want more! We want more!!!

October 15th, 2008 at 12:30 am

After much consideration, I have decided to do 70 books per year. Because 7 is the most powerfully magical number. Everyone knows that!

October 23rd, 2008 at 3:34 am

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