Sunday, January 16, 2011

52 books in 52 weeks

So I'm doing the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge thingamajig.

Honestly, I read more than that, so the challenge portion of it is a bit of a moot point. But I'm going to spin the challenge and read books that I probably would take my sweet time reading otherwise, in addition to my normal load.

I'm a bit of a bibliophile.

I've read books ever since I was little. They were my oasis in an otherwise chaotic life. They were my friends and my obsessions. And they helped shape who I am. Oscar Wilde, Emily Dickenson, Mary Shelley. Joseph Conrad, Silvia Plath, Eric Carle. There's too many to list, too many authors whose works were a beacon in the darkness for me.

I love the smell of books. That slightly dusty aroma that slowly pervades the olfactory senses. It smells like home to me. Like pages that have yet to be read, ideas that have yet to be explored, creativity that has yet to be unleashed.

So, stay tuned for some book reviews.


  1. I'm the same way. I read so much that the reading challenges aren't very challenging to me. As much as I'd love to I've pretty much just gave up on them. I need a book club.

  2. Same here, though life with 3 kids under 7 does not work with book reading challenges. These days I'm limited to a few minutes before bed while I can still keep my eyes open.

  3. I miss the escapism books give.
    I used to avoid family dysfunction via books as a kid.

    Now that I have a kid, I find my time for reading is severely limited, which is very very sad.

    I'm looking forward to the books you review -- i am always looking for something new to read despite time constraints.

  4. I've been terrible about reading books ever since I finished school. That's been years. :( So ashamed.

  5. Welcome to the 52 books challenge. I read quite a bit more than 52 books a year as well, but challenging myself to at least review 52 of them. The fun is in running the challenge and seeing what every one else is reading. Happy Reading!


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