Saturday, December 06, 2008

Cannonball Read

When is a resolution not a resolution?

When it's a challenge.

I have decided to participate in Cannonball Read in 2009.  The objective: read 100 books in one year (you can read more about it here).  That's about two books a week, and there are rules: No books smaller than 200 pages.  Short story collections only count if they are at least 6 stories long.  No graphic novels.  And I'm adding my own rule: if I've only read it ONCE, it's fair game (I'm talking to you, The Glass Castle and Water for Elephants).  

I'm a little scared.  This will probably drastically cut into my TV time.  But I'm up for it.  I will come out of it smarter, maybe, with tired eyes, for sure, and hopefully with some new-found inspiration for blog posts.

In the meantime, please send your book suggestions!

Cannonball Read - incomplete, but I'm thinking it's going to be an A+


Senora Fuerte said...

"Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance"-- I forget the author's name, but there can't be many books by that title.

Just read it this summer. Very enjoyable.

Chargenda said...

I thought about doing that, but I can't handle doing that many books in one year. I hope this means you post more.

Andy said...

If reading Dora the Explorer over and over doesn't count, then I will never make this. I read about 20 books a year that are adult books. Other than that, it is kiddie books over and over...

G251 said...

All the best books are under 200 pages.