Thursday, 8 March 2012

A Century of Books


Still in my early months as a blogger, I cannot get enough inspiration from reading other people's blogs and their ways to accumulate tons of reading material.  One such great blog is by Simon T, and his project to read books from the last century.  His project, A Century of Books, reads and reviews (at least) one book per year of the 20th century.  I could not resist such an anti-challenge as he calls it, not because I would read yet another 100 books, but because I 'm bound to find little gems in those books, which I would otherwise not have discovered.  Thanks to Wikipedia, I can actually see the lists of books per year, and look into their content before deciding which one to include in my Century list (plus, I get to look at Simon's and Claire's lists and pick their choices to include in mine...). 

Needless to say, I've almost through compiling my list, which covers 5 languages (so my pledge to read in all the languages I speak still holds strong) and I look forward to see how much time this endeavour will take.  Simon has assured me that there is no time limit - so I'm thrilled.  You can check my progress here - and wish me courage!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, that's such a cool project. So tempting!

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    1. thanks! Up to now, I love the books I've chosen, and look forward to any suggestions!

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  2. Isn't this an exciting reading challenge? I love it, though I'm starting to get frustrated by all the books I'm reading or planning to read this year that were published in years I've already covered! Oh well, I may not be efficient but I'm still having fun. Good luck!

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    1. thanks Claire - same to you!

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