Anyone up for a challenge?
Mick and I have been making an effort to read more. This means that several nights a week, the TV stays off and we sit in the living room drinking wine and reading. I consider this an important part of writing my own novel (well the wine drinking anyway), so I'm not just doing it for the entertainment value.
The challenge will begin on 3/21/09 and end on 6/20/09. If you'd like to participate, email me or comment here. If you have a blog, post your book list and I'll link to it in this and subsequent posts.
The purpose of this is to challenge yourself both to read more and to possibly read some books that have been on your "list" for awhile, but for whatever reason you haven't got around to them. There is no set number of books you have to read, but to make it a challenge pick a number that will require you to read more than you normally do now.
You have few days to come up with your list, but here are a few of the books I'd like to include on mine:
1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2) Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black
3) Once Were Cops: A Novel by Ken Bruen
4) The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel by Margaret George
I'm tempted to include From Hell, but I haven't on that yet decided yet.
I will have more to add, but these are the books I know I want to read so far. I'd like to read at least ten books, which will be a challenge for me because I'm a slow reader. I'll post the rest on Friday.
What about you? Will you join me?