Friday, January 07, 2005

ETC: Oh Jeez

Now some dude's come up with a list of rules for the challenge. Great.

4 comments:

Exxie said...

Yeah...but don't you kind of agree with them? Not that there have to be hard and fast rules for the challenge, but I'd already kind of made the same rules for myself. How easy would it be to make the books thin children's books? I think the whole point of the challenge is to increase one's reading scope and introduce one to new titles, not just read 50 books in a year. That's what I think "the rules" are saying.

P.S. I like your blog. I can't wait to see what else you'll be reading.

Doppelganger said...

Heh... good points, Exxie. I have to admit that, for a second, I reconsidered my plan to read Jonathan Norrell and Mr. Strange (if my husband ever finishes it) this year, just because I have a feeling it's going to take me a couple of weeks to read it.

I am planning on logging books that I re-read, however. I think that revisiting a book is as valuable an experience as the first time reading it, so I don't have any ethical problem with doing this.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but that guy said "Good sci-fi or fantasy belongs on the list but you won't find 50 good titles anyway." So I think it's safe to ignore his opinions as being elitist snobbery anyway.

Anonymous said...

(Oh, and I always forget to sign my posts when I have to post "anonymously")

-Monty