Ok, so I mentioned in my last post that we were planning on doing a reading challenge this year. This is the graphic that we found (on Pinterest, I think) and we decided that, since we ditched live TV last year, this would be the year we would read more.
There are a few easy ones on the list that will take care of some of the books on the bookshelf that I’ve never got round to reading, and also since Santa brought both of us Kindle Fire HDX tablets, we’re planning on reading more kindle books.
We’ve both started on our lists of which books we think will fit certain categories. For example, one that Mo bought on Kindle last year when it was on offer, but neither of us have read yet, is the trilogy by Stiegg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m quite looking forward to it, as it also ticks off a few of the list in one go: Trilogy, set in a different country, originally written in a different language, became a movie (which I haven’t seen, although Daniel Craig is on the cover).
Our rules currently allow for multiple points for one book, as above, since I don’t think either of us will have time for 50 separate books, but we’ve agreed that if we tick them all off, we’ll start looking for books that will split down the multiples on those we’ve read until we eventually have one book for each point.
My first book will be one that, technically, I started in 2014, as I downloaded Pride and Prejudice on the day I got my Kindle, and read the first chapter. It fits a few of the points too; over 100 years old, started but never finished, made into a TV series.
I loved the Pride and Prejudice BBC TV Series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, and think it’s the ultimate dramatisation of this great book, but I’m ashamed to admit that, although it’s a favourite, I’ve never actually finished reading the book, hence that’s my first one for this year.
Here’s the Kindle Version of Pride and Prejudice if you fancy reading along. The Kindle has this great add-on thing called Whispersync for Voice (for this book, it’s £0.99 although this varies), and I might get this, as it allows you to switch from reading to listening to a narrated version right from the point where you were just reading the book, and then back to reading on your Kindle or Kindle app at the point you stopped listening. Audio books are great in the studio, so I can enjoy the book and still get some clay work in too. 🙂
So, what’s on your reading list for 2015? Fancy joining us for the challenge? There’s a whole universe of books out there just waiting for us!