October 31, 2010


Instead of National Novel Writing Month, a few friends and I are doing National Novel Reading Month instead. We're all going to pick our own goals and whatnot and try to accomplish them by the end of the month. So far for week one(not in reading order), I have:
  1. The Journal of Ben Uchida: Dear America by Barry Denenburg (review)
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry (review)
  3. Moribito: Guardian Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  5. Sisterhood on the Mic by E-Fierce
  6. What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook
  7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  8. The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
That's 8 books. As soon as those are finished another 8 books.

If you are doing NaNoWriMo, what are you working on? If you are going to do NaNoReaMo, what books are you choosing to read? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Anonymous said...

What a great idea, Najela! But can you read that much in one week? Will you be doing nothing else, maybe? :-)

I'm doing neither one nor the other, although because of NaNoWriMo I will try and write a bit more than I have been.

I'm working on a story/book that I already started a few months ago and I don't want to start from zero again (as is the requirement for NanoWriMo).

Have fun reading, I'll be curious to see how far you can get!

Najela said...

Thanks, it was actually my friend's idea, but I stole it.=) I probably won't read those in a week, but I will probably get them from the library in increments of 8. Plus this is on top of books I have to read for class, so I'm counting those too.

I see. That was a reason why I didn't try to do NaNoWriMo either is because you have to start from scratch.

Thanks for the comment and the luck. I wish you luck on increasing your writing productivity over the course of the month.

storminmay said...

Ooh, The Giver is one of my all-time favorites. :D I'm surprised you haven't read it already, I remember in middle school it was a requirement for us to read it. But it's an awesome book -- enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'm very good at writing so that's why NaNoWriMo would be good for me: it tells you to keep writing anyway.

But I'm trying to keep going, even if I don't think it's very good.

So you had the same problem as me! Hope you're writing is going well!

Najela said...

@storminmay: The review will be up in a few minutes. I remember we didn't have a chance to get to it, but I do remember starting the book in the car and having to return it to the school library.

@leeswammes: I like that about NaNoWriMo too. It forces you to have discipline. I failed the first time I did it because I couldn't give over letting it just "suck".


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