Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reading challenge: 100+

I love this challenge. It's simple. Read at least 100 books in 2009.

Here are the rules:

1) You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.

2) This challenge is for 2009 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2009.

3) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

I'll be listing my books here. As I read books I will gray them out and put the date completed. I can hardly wait to get started!

1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
2. Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
3. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper (have you read this EC?)
4. Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fisher
5. A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffery Archer


Cheryl said...

Are you kidding? 100 books in one year? What do you have, bionic eyes?

There's no way, Jane. Just no way. And I'm a fast reader. But one has to have time. And quiet without interruptions. And oh, a longer-than-5-minute-attention-span would be helpful, too. And the ability to stay awake if I ever do get 5 quiet minutes.

Sorry, friend, but I'm going to have to sit this one out. But I'll be pulling for you all the way!

RPW said...

Okay, I'm starting on my list. I like the World Citizen one, too. It might help me read a few classics (like economics) that I usually avoid.

RPW said...

Kids books count Cheryl, each book of the Bible is individual. Books that you read in your class count. Kids' curriculum. I have 30 kids books sitting on my fireplace right now from the library, not that these will be in the list...because they'll be done by then.

Jane said...

It will be a challenge for me. I only read about 70 this year, and I won't be reading many kids books. :)

I do a lot of my reading while I'm waiting for something: a train, a music lesson, a hair cut, etc. I also read super fast. And I'm good at tuning everything out. :)

RPW said...

I looked through the stuff I have to read with Chris for the Veritas Press Omnibus, and the very basics of the reading list for Maggie with Story of the World...and after adding a few others, I'm already to 55. There will be some kids books for me..but not necessarily light ones. And I may not make it to 70 (probably won't), but I'm happy with just seeing how close I do get.

Thanks for the reference....

Anonymous said...

Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

Erin said...

Does reading Izzy's favorite book "Babies" 100 times (in a row) count? :)

Gina said...

Thanks for the link to this, since it includes kids books I actually have a chance ;) Mark's decided to join me too! Thanks a bunch, this looks like fun, I probably won't make it to 100, but it'll be fun to see how close I can get.

Clair said...

I haven't read 100 books in a year and am not sure I means too much time in isolation. This year I might hit 60-I intentionally tried to lower my number for the year.