Sunday, December 5, 2010

The POC Reading Challenge!

Last year I took the "read 50 books in 2010" challenge, with an added challenge of at least ten of those books being small-press published. Since starting Skunk Cat Book Reviews last fall, my reading has increased considerably. I stopped counting at 50 books and 10 small press books, but I met both goals easily this year. I estimate I'll have reached around 100 books read by the end of the year, with around 15 of them small-press published.

So what will I do next year? Where do I need to branch out?

Well, I'm going to take the POC Reading Challenge in 2011. My goal will be level 4, to read 10-15 books by and/or about people of color, although I'm going to try and read more than that. I'm looking forward to finding some new authors!

7 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Neat : )

Cate Gardner said...

Your reading speed astounds me. Maybe if I stopped staring veg-like at the tv at the end of the day, I'd get maybe 30 read.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--I think so. :)

Cate--My uptick in reading has come with the cost of losing a lot of time online. That sounds good until I realize the time I've lost is time I used to connect with my online friends.

Aaron Polson said...

I, too, am amazed at your reading speed. Maybe if I stopped teaching English...looking at high school writing all the time makes one go a little batty.

Richard said...

I'm going to try the Left-Handed Blind Vegetarian Challenge instead. Harder to find the authors, but I imagine they're worth it.

Danielle Ferries said...

Well done! You've far passed me, I'll be struggling to get to 50.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--I recommend dropping your career and taking up a dead-end job. It frees up so much time!

Richard--I was going to go for that challenge, but it seems like everyone's doing that one. :)

Danielle--I only made it to 47 last year, so I had to read extra this year to make up for it.