Friday: Read a Book! Saturday: Blog about It!

OK, my attempt at 15 books in 15 days starts today. I will read a book, then blog about it tomorrow.

FULL RAMBLING DISCLOSURE: My husband G. Grod and friend Blogenheimer thought it was lame and kind of cheating if any of my 15 were going to be graphic novels. SOME of my 15 are going to be GNs that I have had sitting about for a while. BUT I’ll try to read 7 or fewer GNs, and 8 or more “real” books (which can include YA and longer kid chapter books, heck whatever, who’s the police on this? Well, apparently it’s G. Grod and Blogenheimer. Who don’t seem to want to participate, just critique. Sigh. )

7 Responses to “Friday: Read a Book! Saturday: Blog about It!”

  1. Steph Says:

    I’m going to try my best to do this, though today is already proving crazy busy. But as I said, I will try, and will cheer on those who do similarly! No critiques from me! ;)

  2. Amy Says:

    If they’re going to criticize, they should participate. Harrumph.

    I’m only going to read 1-2 graphic novels, although one of them is quite long. And a couple of YA. And a couple of poetry books.

    Yikes. Better get reading.

  3. Tyrean Says:

    I’ll be reading anything from that stack of quick Christian romance novels my mom keeps adding to on my kitchenette table to my old favorite picture books - don’t let guilt get you. Probably my heaviest read will be a book on writing that’s only about 170 pages long and I’ve been meaning to read it for two months.

  4. girldetective Says:

    Amy, which long GN? Tyrean, which writing book? I ask because I have some of these in my possible pile, too.

  5. Amy Says:

    Blankets by Craig Thompson. It’s waiting for me at the library right now, and the website says it’s 582 pages. But that might be OK anyway. I read my first book today, a gn that’s 183 pages, and flew through it in no time. So maybe your husband is on to something. ;-)

    I also have a bunch of writing books in my possible pile–Graywolf has a lovely series of books called “The Art of”, with each one being the art of something else: subtext, the line, etc. I plan to read at least one or two of those. The ones I have are pretty much under 200 pages.

  6. girldetective Says:

    I own and have read Blankets; it’s good, and definitely more substantive than many gns. I have Steven King’s On Writing Carolyn See’s The Writing Life and Writing Down the Bones, all unread and possibilities.

  7. girldetective Says:

    Tyrean, it’s Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, isn’t it? I have that one as a possibility for my list as well!