In looking over my bookshelves and my staggering, intimidating TBR list, I often feel a bit guilty about wanting to re-read some old favorite books. This is a bit ridiculous as I read for pleasure, and obviously, if I like a book, reading it again should give me pleasure. But I so rarely do it because I feel like I'm wasting time that should be spent reading books that are new to me. I have a feeling I'm not the only person who feels this way. Well, I hope I am not the only person who feels this way!
I had an idea, based on this, of hosting a challenge (my first one ever, so please be gentle with me!) in 2010 for the first six months or, if people are interested in a full year challenge (and have twelve golden favorites), the full twelve months. It would just involve splurging a little and allowing yourself the happy and comfortable feeling of settling in with a well-beloved book or author. Once a month. Or how ever many you want to sign up to read, I guess. It could be flexible, as I don't want the challenge itself to stress anyone out! Would anyone else be interested in taking part? I think it could be a lot of fun as many of us read our favorite books before we started blogging, and so re-reading them and refreshing our memory on them might allow us to make a review and spread the love. It also might help us see nuances that we missed the first time. It could be a great experiment!
Let me know if you'd be interested in taking part. You don't need to have a blog to do it- it can be open to readers of all sorts! Also, please let me know how long you'd like the challenge to be. Thanks, all!