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50 Book Challenge

I’ve been wanting to do more reading for a while. Since I went to university 5 years ago, I got out of the habit of reading. Sure, I read all the huge releases (Harry Potter for example) and a few other books, mainly while on holiday, but I used to read so much when I was at school and want to get back towards that. To this end, I asked for a kindle for Christmas and I’m loving it.

Anyway, I was on twitter the other day and I noticed two friends talking about something called the 50 book challenge. Basically you read 50 books in 2011, with a total page count of at least 15000 (an average of 300 pages per book which isn’t much).  That’s quite a hefty target and I don’t necessarily expect to hit it, but it’s something to aim at. I’m starting to read more already, especially on the train rather than my usual watching, listening and angry-birds-ing.

I’m going to keep track of my progress on this blog and maybe even post some reviews. So far I’ve read one and a half books since the new year and I’ve got my next one lined up:

Book 1: Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book 1: Twilight
David R. George III – 504 pages

Book 2: The Teeth of the Tiger
Tom Clancy – 640 pages (in progress)

Book 3: Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book 2: This Gray Spirit
Heather Jarman390 pages (next up)


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