Post by NCW Director Kerrie Flanagan
As we come to the end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I am inspired to try something different for December and January. I am calling it ReBooWee or Read-a-Book-a-Week.
I am sure many of you are like me and have a fleet of unread books circling overhead, waiting for their turn to land. I figured if I put my goal out to the blogosphere, give it a name, I'd then have a reason--a purpose--to sit my butt in a comfy chair, wrap up in a Snuggie, sip on Earl Grey tea and revisit the joys of reading.
Plus, as writers, we should all be reading as much as we can. Stephen King in his memoir On Writing says, "Constant reading will pull you into a place where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness. It also offers you a constantly growing knowledge of what has been done and what hasn't, what is trite and what is fresh, what works and what just lies there dying (or dead) on the page. The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor."
So who is with me? Who wants to see if they can Read-a-Book-a-Week, then share what they read, right here on this blog every Monday? Here is a little graphic for you to use, to show your commitment to ReBooWee.