Here we go again.
Ladies and gentlemen, transgenders and androgynes, I present to you:
100 Book Challenge 2011
There are no real rules for the challenge, but I always have some rules for myself, so if you're looking for some structure, here they are:
No re-reads. I don't list the same book twice. If I've read it before, in a previous year, then that's ok. But I don't like seeing the same book more than once on one list.
No cheating.If I read a book halfway, or skip through spots, then it's not allowed to count. Because I haven't read an entire book.
No picture books. I never list picture books, even though I read several of them, usually to my sisters. I don't list them because they hardly contain more text than one of those phone company mailers that at&t sends out every other day.
Simple, really. And if you're thinking that 100 may be too difficult, then think of it this way:
That's three days per book, with 65 free days, for things like work and vacations (although if you're anything like me, you look at a vacation as an opportunity to read more than usual.), and sick days, and anything else that you can think of.
And even if you only have one hour to read every day, if you average, say, 90 pages an hour, then you can read roughly a 270 page book in three days. Which, admittedly, isn't huge, but that's still a fairly susbtantial book.
So go, get started! Post here everytime you've read a new book. Keep a list, and when you reach a milestone (25..50..100...1..) let us know! Tell us if you've read a great book that everyone should know about, or if you've read a terrible book that everyone should avoid eye-contact with.
Good Luck, and happy reading!
-BOOKS MAY BE WRITTEN IN ANY LANGUAGE. A book is a book, no matter what country it comes from.
-PLAYS ARE ACCEPTABLE. Any play goes. Although obviously you can't just go see it. That's like watching the Harry Potter movies and then calling yourself a Potthead.
-GRAPHIC NOVELS COUNT. They're not picture books, because they have more than 5 words a page.
Some people are counting them as half of a book, so it's really up to you.
Hey you! (Yes. YOU.)
~> If you have a question, feel free to PM or comment me, and I'll put the answer up there ^^
Two very amazing choices Tom!
Oh YAY. I'm so glad you're doing this again this year.
First book of the year - By Midnight by Mia James - this book was sent to for review by the publishers. It was an all right vampire book centred around Highgate Cemetary. I like that it's very British, and I am trying to focus my reading this year on British novels. So yeah. First book of many, I hope.
How do you find the time???
Mockingjay is no where near as good as the first book, neither was Catching Fire really. They were both good books but not anywhere near the standard of the first book. Well that's what I think anyway.
Need by Carrie Jones - First in a series about pixies. I would have never picked up this book if the publisher hadn't sent it to me for review, but I mostly liked it. Have the next two in the series waiting for me.
Push by Sapphire - this is the book that the movie Precious was based on. Illiterate 16 year old girl, pregnant for the second time by her father changes to an alternative high school and her life changes as she learns to read. Was very sad and difficult to read, but still wonderful.