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Friday, December 30, 2005

The Whole 50 Books Challenge

I was thinking about the whole reason for this blog today. I'm not exactly sure where the 50 books in a year challenge came from and I don't care enought to find out. I also know that when I first heard of it I thought, "Now that's something I could easily rock."

I still think that. I also think that the whole reason for doing it for me has more to do with starting, and hopefully maintaining, an intelligent, if occasionally expletive-ridden, conversation about books with strangers and friends alike. Books are a big part of my life- not so much with the people I know, and no amount of bookswaps in the world is going to change that.

So let's talk about it. What are you reading? Why? Are you gonna do fifty books this year? It's time to make some bold statements friends...

3 comments:

Anita said...

Oh, I didn't realize the whole "50 books" thing was a challenge. Doppleganger's site was the first time I've seen it.

Given I only read about 26 last year, I'm not too confident I can make it to 50, but hey it will be FUN trying.

Carrie said...

Try Try Try! And then after that, do it. Think of all the books you've been wanting to read and put a couple of those on your list.

Any other bold statements, people?

Fawzy Zablah said...

I was reading like five books a month when I had to take the rail to downtown Miami. Now, with my current job, I'm mostly stuck in traffic dreaming about reading. Sad, i know.