So Karin’s got a list of currently 89 books which she is going to try to read this year, inspired by the Facebook Meme of the alleged list of 100 books that the BBC allegedly claimed the average person would have read 6 or fewer. Turns out that the list wasn’t generated by the BBC, but rather by The Guardian on World Book Day 2007 instead, and of course no such claim about how many the average person had read was made.
The doing it all in a year thing was inspired by Julie & Julia (2009), which we watched previously and enjoyed. Not a criteria I advocated for, but one which is well within her ability to accomplish, she’s quite the speed reader. In the first 9 days of the year, she’s already managed to read 5 books, and started the 6th. I’ve read two, and have started a third, although the books I’ve read aren’t on her list.
She’s inviting everyone to join with her in the challenge, so feel free to take her up on it. If you want to follow her progress more closely, she’s updating her Facebook profile with details, she tweets about it, but the authorized source would be her blog: randomsynapses.ca