Guide: Your goal is to read 50 books in 2006. Comic books, graphic novels, picture books, board books and little novelty gift books do not count toward this goal. You may read fiction or non-fiction. Start whenever you like, you don't need to have started on January 1.
You do NOT have to read one book per week -- read as fast or as slowly as you like! Read when it suits you:) Just read!
Please post when you begin a new book, tell everyone about the story (optional), and when you're done please consider writing your thoughts and/or a review of the book. All reviews containing SPOILERS must have a warning in the subject line of the post and must be placed under an LJ cut.
Please put the title of the book in the subject line.
List of acceptable types of books for this challenge:
Poetry books and chapbooks
Non fiction books
Biographies and autobiographies
How-to books (as long as you read the WHOLE thing!)
Books in languages other than English
Plays (monologues and short plays written for acting practice don't count)
Books you read for school (as long as you read the WHOLE thing!)
Anthologies (if the collection is short stories, then it counts as ONE whole book; if the collection is separate books i.e. Shakespeare plays, or anything that has been published as a single volume, then each individual volume counts. For example: You can buy all of the Sherlock Holmes stories in one volume, but some of the stories were standalone books i.e. The Hound of the Baskervilles and some of the stories were published together in separate volumes: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes or The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.)
(If you're not sure if a book you're reading qualifies, just ask!)
Word Meter If you'd like to post and use a word meter to help keep track of how many words you've read, you can find one here: The Zokutou Word Meter. You can also use this to calculate pages by averaging how many words are on a standard book page.