A writer-friend, Joy Weese Moll (librarian/blogger extraordinaire), has launched a reading challenge for the month of January. The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge involves a commitment. Joy explains it better than I can:
Whether you want to write a novel, start a new career, or be happier, there are books to aid you in your quest. The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge is to read one to four books that will stimulate action on your goals. Here are the levels:
Resolved: 1 book
Determined: 2 books
Committed: 3 books
Passionate: 4 books
The books can all be about one subject, or they can vary.
I’ve committed at the Determined level to participate in the Read-Along portion of the challenge. Joy has recommended The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin for a “communal” read and discussion via our blogs and/or on Facebook and Twitter. So I’ll be reading Rubin’s book and blogging here each Wednesday in January with thoughts and responses.
I’ve also promised (in a very public way, thanks to Joy!) that I’ll read Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, a book I bought recently but haven’t yet read. Both books invite me to consider my life and my writing work in thoughtful, fruitful ways.
For complete info re these challenges, visit Joy’s links posted above. Or read along with me and follow on Wednesdays as I explore The Happiness Project.
Here’s to new starts in 2014!