Wednesday, April 14, 2010

15 books, 15 days, 15 blogs

The Girl Detective's upcoming 15 books, 15 days, 15 blogs challenge, which begins this Friday, April 16, had immediate appeal.

I've always harbored more than a twinge of jealousy for those who succeed at reading a book or more a day for lengthy swathes of time. Even though I'm capable of zipping through a standard-length contemporary novel in a day on those weekends when no one makes any outside demands on me (and many times in spite of said demands) I will then go a couple of days during the week without picking up a book at all except to cart it from one place to another.

I'm not going to put a lot of pressure on myself to read standard-length literary fiction for the rest of the month--I've still got my weekly sections of Ulysses to read on the side--but I'm going to do my best to make a dent in my stacks of skinny--my Hideous Kinkys, my So Long, See You Tomorrows, my Max and the Cats. I've a George Gissing that's only 101 pages. I've a couple graphic novels for the Saturdays that will be dedicated to out-of-town trips, not reading. All I will need to do is stay focused, not wander off to read political blogs or watch three episodes of Breaking Bad in one night.

Want to read along?


  1. Breaking Bad has literally been the reason my reading has been lax for the past week. I'm completely hooked and my husband and I have been working our way through all of season two.

  2. Love Breaking Bad. But I'm going to try to keep TV in check these two weeks to get reading done. Also, even if you don't read a book a day, you can still stop by to see what others are reading. I hope, but can't promise, that I'm going to manage a book a day.

  3. We've just finished season one and I don't intend to netflix any of season two until the 15/15/15 project is through. What a great show--and I'd never even heard of it till last month.

    I really do want to read a book a day. I think it might help me develop some better habits than what I've got going right now. :)


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