Saturday, January 2, 2010

An introduction of sorts...

Long ago, I registered this blog name... unsure of what I was going to do with it. But last night I had a brilliant idea half inspired by the movie Julie and Julia and half inspired by caffeine. I am going to read 50 books in 52 weeks and blog about them. I'll review them, try to provide read-alikes, and in general discuss what I thought. Now, I'm fully aware that this may not be interesting to any one else but me, and that's fine. This blog will hopefully help me stay on track and keep a record of what I've read this year.

First, maybe I should introduce myself. I'm Rachel. Hi.

I go to school online through University Wisconsin-Milwaukee in hopes of becoming a world-class librarian someday. I'm turning 26 this month.

I will try to always warn you about spoilers, I promise.

So... here's a short list of books I'm looking forward to reading when they come out this year:

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
The Hunger Games, book 3 by Suzanne Collins

Also, whatever wins the Newbery and the Printz awards... if I haven't already read them.

My reading philosophy has a lot to do with The Rights of the Reader:

I particularly like #6: the right to mistake a book for real life. Because I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.

Oh yeah, in the comments- this week, leave book suggestions. What's your favorite book? I'm dying to know!

Currently reading: Angels and Demons (don't judge-- it was an airplane book...)
Books left: 50
Weeks left: 52

1 comment:

  1. It depends. My favorite fiction:
    -Jane Eyre
    -Little Women
    -The Time Traveller's Wife
    -Memoirs of a Geisha
    -A Little Princess
    -The Phantom Tollbooth, Bluebells