Monday, 27 December 2010

New Year, New Challenge

I have always enjoyed reading and have done since I was a young child and have set up this blog to see if I can read 52 books in a year or 52 books in 52 weeks. I am not a particularly fast reader but I don't think it matters much,you don't have to finish a book in record time to be a reader. Some read fast and others like to take their time with their books.

So why do I want to read 52 books in a year ?

Well because I think it will be fun (that's the main reason)and I also think it will be good for me as well. I have always been interested in writing and have written various short stories and even a few dodgy novels. But I want to improve as a writer and one way I can do that ( apart from actually writing) is by reading.

But also because I think it would be good for me to read as many books in a year as I can, it may even make me cleverer ! I hope to read all kinds of books, large and small, fiction and non fiction, anything from horror to childrens fantasy to historical classics.

But another reason for doing this challenge is simply a good excuse to practise writing a blog !

I could just get hold of every book and split it into seven (and read a set number of pages a day ) but I'm not sure whether that would be any fun. Instead I intend to just read at least 20 pages a day ( minimum ) and take it from there. I'm sure I can cheat every so often by reading small quicky books !

So when does this challenge start ? Well hopefully in the new year, although I am reading at the moment.

I am also hoping to use this blog to review each book that I read and to keep an update of my progress.

As with any blog, you never know if anyone is reading what you write ( I could end up just talking to myself here,) but hopefully I can get a few regular followers or readers who are interested.

See you in the New Year !


  1. Welcome to the challenge. Have fun with your reading and looking forward to reading your reviews.