It is winter. January and February couldn’t go by faster (thank God one is the shortest month of the year) because they are, for me and many others, the most depressing months of the year. Hence, I’ve been on a reading kick.
In addition to books, I’m frequently on the lookout for blogs to follow that I don’t end up hating three-quarters of the way through one post. No offense to everyone who blogs, but there are very few of you who capture my attention and affection. I understand I might perpetuate this exact problem, but I guess I’ll never know.
I like (and continue to try) reading the blogs of friends, for no other reason than to keep up with their lives, but even a personal connection to the blogger doesn’t guarantee my reading if the person is a boring writer or leads a boring life.
Anyway, I recently found this girl (from her blog which she no longer writes). I hope she doesn’t think I’m a freakish stalker or something, but so far, all she’s written about are books and nail polish, two things I happen to take an un-average interest in as well.
On her blog, she posed the 30-Day Book Challenge, something someone suggested to her.
I’m taking it under consideration. I’m just nervous that I’m not going to be able to think of a book in each category. My memory for books is a lot like my memory for holding grudges. Things come to me at the weirdest times, and never on demand.
I realize if I do embark on such a regimented writing routine, some of my regular readers are going to check out for exactly 30 days. That’s fine. Once in a while, the teacher in me likes to have an assignment.
Day 1: Favorite book
Day 2: Least favorite book
Day 3: Book that made you laugh out loud
Day 4: Book that makes you cry
Day 5: Book you wish you could live in
Favorite young adult book Favorite Series
Day 7: Book that you can quote/recite
Day 8: Book that scares you
Day 9: Book that made you sick
Day 10: Book that changed your life
Day 11: Book from your favorite author
Day 12: Book that is most like your life
Book whose main character is most like you Most surprising plot twist or ending
Book whose main character you want to marry Author you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child
Day 16: Longest book you’ve read
Day 17: Shortest book you’ve read
Day 18: Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like
Day 19: Book that turned you on
Day 20: Book you’ve read the most number of times
Day 21: Favorite picture book from childhood
Day 22: Book you plan to read next
Day 23: Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished)
Day 24: Book that contains your favorite scene
Day 25: Favorite book you read in school
Day 26: Favorite nonfiction book
Day 27: Favorite fiction book
Day 28: Last book you read
Day 29: Book you’re currently reading
Day 30: Favorite coffee table book
*I can already tell I’m going to be changing/skipping some of these categories because so many are redundant or just boring.