What is Read It 52? Well, Read It 52 is my new project to read one book per week in the year 2011. It's not 2011 yet you may say. I know it isn't, but it is better to get all my ducks in a row now than in a hungover state on January 1, 2011. What is the purpose of this project? I LOVE BOOKS! I LOVE READING! Sometimes I just don't make enough time to read. I also find the statistics in regards to how many books people read in one year disgusting! This news article from April 2007 is always in my mind. I am scared for our country.
I know that some people just don't like to read or that it makes them sleepy. I get it! I have a sister who hates to read and a roommate who hasn't read a book since she was a freshman in college in the year 2005 (not counting textbooks). I even asked her when the last time she read a book just for the pure enjoyment. Her answer? "I don't know? A very, very long time ago." I'm not asking anyone to read as many books as Sarah Weinman, but reading that much would be SOOOO cool to brag about! I think everyone should read at least one book about every month. 12 stinking books! These 12 books don't even have to be War and Peace, even a small book can be amazing.
Just getting away from the Internet, TV, and our busy schedules to allow our imaginations to run wild is all I'm asking for.
So here I am inviting you to join me in a 2011 full of adventure and imagination. You can choose to join me and read a book a week, or just try and fit more reading into your schedule. Anything has got to be better than having 1/4 of people reading 0 book in 365 days.
Over the next 8 weeks I am going to be preparing my reading list and adding the book into my Google Calender over on the right. Make sure to check in out. I am going to share books I like, tips I think might work, and other tidbits to get myself excited for this project.