Take the 2016 Reading Challenge!
A couple of weeks ago I was tagged in a Facebook post by my West Coast writer-friend Cyndee Mady: “The 2016 Reading Challenge” (she is referring to our graduate school days at Goddard College, where we got our MFAs but also spent hours and hours in our respective positions on The Pitkin Review, the MFACW program’s literary journal):
While there are all kinds of challenges out there, this one seemed unique because of its categories: and I’ve got books friends gave me, books I’ve been meaning to read forever, books I’ve previously abandoned…basically, I’ve got one of every item on this list. And who doesn’t need to read more?
Cyndee and I agreed to do this together. Sort of like working out (only a LOT more mentally stimulating). The list isn’t too bad — there are only 12, which works out to one book per month during the year. While I’m sure I’ll read more than that, the challenge is in to read to the category — and also to “sum up” our thoughts about each book we’ve read on our respective posting places.
The best part is the potential “reward” — I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Northwest, which is where Cyndee lives. So if we both get through it, I think I’m paying a visit next year (actually, I might do that anyway). What books are on your agenda for the year?
Posted on January 31, 2016, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff, The Writing Life and tagged Cyndee Mady, Goodreads, keeping New Year's Resolutions, Pitkin Review, Reading challenges, Visit Sunny Chernobyl. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.