Project 15K: An Introduction

Project 15K: An Introduction

I’ve noticed that I don’t read nearly as much as I used to… or ought to. I’m going to change that this year, and I’m not gonna call it a resolution or anything like that… I’m calling it…

A CHALLENGE.

The challenge: Read 15,000 pages this year. The secondary challenge: since KLynne is also attempting to read 15,000 pages (you can view her progress at 15,000 Pages) and of course I have to prove that I’m AWESOME, so that means that I’ve got to read more pages than she does.

I know, I’m an over-competitive bastard. Kill me.

Regardless, everything that’s part of the new Project 15K category (if you’re reading this on killitwithfire.org) or prefaced with Project 15K (if you’re seeing this on Ye Olde Facebook) is going to be about the latest book I’ve read.

Here are the rules:

— Graphic novels are worth half of their total pages (with exceptions being determined by mutual agreement between KLynne and I). If I decide to read Watchmen, I only get to count 208 of the book’s 416 pages. They’re not necessarily inferior to traditional books, but the pictures make it a little less fair to count the whole thing.

— No repeats. This isn’t “The Year I Read It Fifteen Times Just to Reach the Goal”.

— Diversify. I love my Pratchett, bad Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, but I’m going to try to fit more of the classics in there somewhere, and some more of the mysteries that KLynne loves so much, and…

— Actually read recommendations. KLynne is always trying to cajole me to read stuff (as are my friends) and instead of saying “OK, I’ll put it on my list” I’ll ACTUALLY WRITE A LIST, PUT THE BOOK ON IT, AND READ IT. A novel concept, I know.

(I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. That was turrable.)

Also, if you guys want to pledge money for each page I read, I’ll surely spend it all when I go to Vegas put it toward a good cause of some type. No arguments from me.

So: The Project begins.  I’ll make a post for the three books that I’ve already read this year.

Wish me luck.

9 thoughts on “Project 15K: An Introduction

  1. I know the title is stupid, but Starship Troopers is one of my all-time favorites. If you haven't read it, that is my suggestion.

  2. I've been listening to King's "Under the Dome", and am nearly at the end. It's damn good. Highly suspenseful.

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