Which Six? What Twelve?
January 11, 2012
I read a lot. I know this isn't a surprise; after all, I am a librarian. I do, however, have a secret shame. There are gaping holes in my reading resume. For instance, I've only read one of the Harry Potter books. I've never finished The Great Gatsby (insert apologies to my 10th grade English teacher). I've attempted The Mists of Avalon three times and never finished it. I've watched Gone with the Wind, but I only read half of it. I still owe my 5th grade teacher a book report on The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and I may be the only romance reader on the planet who didn't read The Bridges of Madison County.
All this said, I'm using MCPL's 6 in 12 Challenge as an excuse to finish at least six books that slipped through the cracks. According to the challenge's rules, I should aim for any 6 books I'd like to finish between 1/1/12 and 12/31/12. Every book I finish (whether it's 1 or 200) is an entry into a contest for prizes that include event tickets and eReaders. (I know, I sound like an advertisement right?)
So this year, I will read the six books listed here and as many other books as I can cram in 2012. Mark Twain once said that there's no difference between someone who can't read and someone who won't. You know what? He was right.
Lee's Summit Branch