Monday, December 28, 2009

My 2010 Project

I've been thinking about starting a project for 2010. Something that has me blogging regularly about a particular subject, and maybe meanders off on tiny tangents here and there. But what do I do regularly that is worth writing about? That might make me think of things to say on a daily or weekly basis? I am terrible at blogging mommy things. I am not very creative. I don't craft regularly.

But I read. And I've always wanted a way to track the books I've read in any given year. I've got a cute tiny book that is allegedly for tracking my reading but who has time to pick up a pen and put it to paper? Bah. Nobody. Who has time to blog? Why, everyone, of course!

So here is my genius (and totally unoriginal) plan to blog my year of books.

A few notes:

I read rather random shit (say that three times fast). Case in point: I am currently reading Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett, and A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen.

You (my nonexistent reader) will get a better feel for how random (and yet NOT) my reading is as I log it in. You will see that I may read several books by the same author all in a row, but the authors might feel very out of place were they sitting at the dinner table together.

I really am not a big fan of reviews or recaps of books. So, uh, I have no idea what I'm going to blog about in regards to said books. We'll figure that out as we go along though, mmkay?

Maybe I'll explain how I came to read that particular book next, if there is any reason that compels me. Or not? Who knows. What an adventure this will be! Tee hee, tra la la.

My ultimate goal will be to have a record, plain and simple, of the books I read in the coming year. Perhaps along the way I'll figure out why. Most likely the why will be irrelevant. If You, my nonexistent reader, are reading along, chances are you know the reason as well as I do.  

I guess that is enough notes on a project I haven't even begun. So I'll be back on Friday with probably a book just finished, one just starting, and hopefully a comment or two worth commenting.