The Girl Detective's upcoming 15 books, 15 days, 15 blogs challenge, which begins this Friday, April 16, had immediate appeal.
I've always harbored more than a twinge of jealousy for those who succeed at reading a book or more a day for lengthy swathes of time. Even though I'm capable of zipping through a standard-length contemporary novel in a day on those weekends when no one makes any outside demands on me (and many times in spite of said demands) I will then go a couple of days during the week without picking up a book at all except to cart it from one place to another.
I'm not going to put a lot of pressure on myself to read standard-length literary fiction for the rest of the month--I've still got my weekly sections of Ulysses to read on the side--but I'm going to do my best to make a dent in my stacks of skinny--my Hideous Kinkys, my So Long, See You Tomorrows, my Max and the Cats. I've a George Gissing that's only 101 pages. I've a couple graphic novels for the Saturdays that will be dedicated to out-of-town trips, not reading. All I will need to do is stay focused, not wander off to read political blogs or watch three episodes of Breaking Bad in one night.
Want to read along?