||[Aug. 3rd, 2010|09:56 am]
NaNoReaMo ~ National Novel Reading Month
I can't believe I FORGOT about NaNoReaMo this year! It's been so much fun the last years (this is my fourth time doing it), so I'm very pleased to get the chance to participate again.
My goal for 2010 is to read 200 books. Last year I got stuck, and only made it to 191 books, however, this year I'm already at 165, so I think I've got a fair shot at making it. Granted, about 65 of those are Baby-Sitters' Club books (I recently found a whole bunch of them as e-books and am giddily working my way through them, greatly enjoying the nostalgia), but books are books, right? :-D
I keep a book review blog at bogormen as I review books for a Danish publisher. The pay is pittance, but I get to keep the books I review, so it works out perfectly for me!
My favourite authors include (but aren't limited to) Walter Moers, Diana Gabaldon, L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Stephenie Meyer, Peg Kerr, Maeve Binchy, Tamora Pierce, Frank Peretti and Anne McCaffrey. My favourite genre is either fantasy or historical fiction.
My goal for this NaNoReaMo is a #pages-goal rather than a #books-goal, as I don't want to risk choosing heaps of short books just to make my goal ;) I think I'll aim for 5000 pages and then possibly expand if I go on a reading frenzy :)
I haven't (and am not going to) made a certain list of what to read for NaNoReaMo as I'm very much a 'spur of the moment' reader, but I do have a bunch of books I'm itching to get to and that will probably make the list:
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
The Crystal Singer Omnibus by Anne McCaffrey
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
How about you?