Sunday, December 9, 2007

The idea

I read - alot. Rather indescriminately, but I read everything - mysteries, romance, sci fi, classics. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 books per year. So when I happened upon Time Magazine's 100 greatest english language novels, I was rather shocked to find out how few of them I had actually read.

So here's my shtick: Come March 1st, I'm going to read all 100 of them. I'll give myself credit for the whopping SEVEN that I've previously read, but I'm reading all 93 of the remaining list.

Before I read anything else.

So no more Robert Parker, no Jane Austen, no Jennifer Crusie. No Amy Tan, no Jeffery Deaver, no nothing.

Why March 1st you ask? Well, Christmas is coming, and that's expensive. And books are expensive. And I have to throw two 300 person parties in January and February.

Also, I had joined book mooch months ago and promptly forgot about it. I'm going to take my books I don't need (no, not all of them - just the ones I don't feel compelled to reread), but them on the book mooch, and use the credits for the books I need to finish this little project. Hopefully by March 1st, I'll have a little stockpile of books to start off with.

I'll be reporting in on my progress, giving quickie book reviews (how pedestrian is my taste if I hate the greatest novels of all time?).

Any recommendations for where to start?