I have decided to embark on a reading adventure and I’m bringing all you lovely folk along for the ride.
Here’s what’s going down.
I’m always on the lookout for great reads. Plus, I’d love to unearth the secret all those New York Times bestselling authors must be sharing behind closed doors. Because clearly, once I discover this secret, all the difficulties and challenges in my writing life will shrivel up and die.
So with that said, allow me to explain.
Over the next several months, my book selections will be confined to New York Times bestsellers.
Once I choose a book off this coveted list, I will commit to reading the first fifty pages (even if it’s pure torture).
Upon reaching the fiftieth page, I will stop and do two things:
- Vlog 2 very short reviews based on the first 50 pages
- Write cliffs notes below each vlog for all you peeps who aren’t into the whole vloggy thing
Review One will be for non-writing readers looking for book recommendations. No writerly jargon allowed.
Review Two will be for writer folk, who like me, wouldn’t mind unearthing the aforementioned secret. In these reviews, writerly jargon is allowed and embraced. I’ll be sharing any valuable lessons I’ve learned during the first 50 pages.
At the end of the post, each book will get a thumbs up, a thumbs sideways, or a thumbs down.
Thumbs up means I can’t wait to keep reading.
Thumbs sideways means I’m going to keep reading, but I’m not in a giant hurry to do so.
Thumbs down means I’m not invested enough to continue.
I’m hoping this adventure will accomplish 5 objectives:
- expand my reading horizons
- expose me to some genres I wouldn’t normally gravitate toward
- train my inner reader to approach books with a learner’s eye
- share valuable writing tips
- share great books with great people
How often will I be engaging in this adventure?
I’m not entirely sure. That depends on what’s going down in my life at the moment.
But I have chosen the first book in my adventure!
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
It’s ready for pick up from my library as we speak. So join me in the near future as I review the first 50 pages of this NYT bestseller.
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