For the month of March, Whitney's challenge to participants is to choose a book to read by the end of the month. And if you don't read it, you have to get rid of it! Sell, donate, trade-in -- that's up to you, but out of the house it goes. The idea is that by giving yourself a deadline (sort of like a library book!) you will either be motivated to finally read a book you want to keep OR it will be the perfect excuse to admit it isn't for you and send it off to a new home.
So the point of this post... my chosen book for this challenge:
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop edited by Ronald Rice & illustrated by Leif Parsons
This is the third and final book-about-books I bought over five years ago that's been sitting on my shelves ever since. I read the other two recently -- one was a DNF and the other was good though it didn't quite live up to expectations. So it's time to read this last one and see once and for all if it's a keeper or not. I'm reading a few essays at a time and am about 40 pages in so far. It's the perfect book to spread out over a couple of weeks and a perfect book for this challenge.
I have a feeling I could repeat this challenge for myself in the future -- but I'll have to see how I feel about it at the end of the month!
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Have you ever tried anything like this? I'd love to know!