So here it is: my project for 2011 is to read 50 pages a day. 18,250 pages read over the course of one year, 50 pages at a time, day after day after day. Not too hard, right? Think of the possibilities: fiction, non-fiction, biography, business, classics, fluff. I can’t wait.
First, some ground rules:
1/ I can bank pages. (i.e. I can read 60 pages one day and only 40 the next.) But the general idea is to keep reading consistently throughout the entire year so I shouldn’t do this too often. Weekly average should stay close to 350.
2/ If I do other reading of substance (newspapers and/or magazines), then I can reduce my daily page requirement. There’s only so much reading a gal can do in a day. Emphasis on substance – Us Weekly doesn’t count, the New Yorker does.
Other rules might come up as time goes on and of course since this is my project I can alter them as I see fit. I’m sure life will interfere, in good ways and in bad, but that’s part of the challenge. And for the record, I read absolutely nothing today. Too tired and hungover.