I thought to myself, "Wow that is crazy, I could never do that, how do they find the time to read and do other fun stuff?" But as I read more and more of the post, it started making more sense, and I started thinking, "I CAN do this!" Sometimes you read more than one book in a day, sometimes it is a small book, but a book each day can be done. Donalynm (the post's author) posted these rules for the #bookaday challenge:
- You set your own start date and end date.
- Read one book per day for each day of summer vacation. This is an average, so if you read three books in one day (I know you’ve done this!) and none the next two, it still counts.
- Any book qualifies including picture books, nonfiction, professional books, audio books, graphic novels, poetry anthologies, or fiction—children’s, youth, or adult titles.
- Keep a list of the books you read and share them often via a social networking site like goodreads or Twitter (post using the #bookaday hashtag), a blog, or Facebook page. You do not have to post reviews, but you can if you wish. Titles will do.
So, I make it my goal to read a book a day. Some will be fun, some will be professional (6 more classes until the masters is done!), and all will be glorious. I started by challenge yesterday and I aim to finish it toward the end of July, I do have to plan for next year's classes at some point. That will get me over 50 books this summer.
Here is a link to my running tally. Check back here or on Twitter for updates!