One-Month Challenge

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Drum roll please

And the March challenge will be:

  • Read the Entire Baroque Cycle [John Mullervy] / Read War and Peace and write an analytical paper on it. [Catherine Murcek] / "Gödel, Escher, Bach" ... read it & actually take some time to understand it. [Mike Panitz] / Read Gravity's Rainbow. [Anna Korpak]

Specifically, I'll go with Gravity's Rainbow for this one (why? Because it has been sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time now and I have yet to crack the spine). 887 pages in 31 days = 28.6 pages per day. That should be simple; unfortunately, the copy I'm holding appears to have been laced with some sort of hallucinogenic.

Watch this space for my book reports. Giant adenoids, beware! Jon Peck is on the case...

P.S. To all of you who think reading a book is a lame challenge: die, jocks! Um, I mean: reading grows a mind. Yeah. And I'm traveling a lot this month. And it's a really tough book. No really; if you think I'm kidding, go get a copy and try to read the first fifty pages without going to your psychiatrist or joining a cult. Ha! So there! You sitting there in your football jersey and catcher's mit, you think you're so tough. Well try reading a novel for once, would you? What do you think now, tough boy? What did you pick, "Catcher in the Rye?" Oh come on, how 1950's can you get?

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