||[Sep. 2nd, 2009|10:46 am]
NaNoReaMo ~ National Novel Reading Month
I am so excited to see that we're doing NaNoReaMo again this year! But I must admit I'm glad that we're doing it in September instead of August, as my August was SO busy that I read the lowest number of books/pages I have all year! I'm definitely hoping to improve on that this month :)
My name's Maria, and I'm a HUGE bookworm. My goal for 2009 is to read 200 books, and as I'm already at 128 I think there's a fair chance I might actually succeed :-D Last year I made it to 244, but I'm a bit behind in my reading this year, so I'm not expecting to pass that number.
I keep a book review blog at bogormen as I review books for two different printing firms. It's an unpaid job, 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) 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 in September 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:
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (read The Giver earlier this year and was blown away by it).
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (read A Great and Terrible Beauty a couple of years ago, but never got around to picking up the rest of the series)
The Demon King by an author I've currently conveniently forgotten ;)
How about you?