Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

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Maybe it's because I'm 39

Every year I hear about people taking the NaNoWriMo challenge (nanowrimo for more info), and I think, "Yeah, me! I can do that! I get about 1700 words written a day easy!"

And then I realize I have nothing to say, that there's no story hiding inside of me (that I'm aware of), and I'm not really interested in cranking out crap as it would be a tremendous waste of my time, and I go back to making an LJ post, or I buy a tablet of drawing paper and stick in on the shelf and forget about it.

However, fellow LJ devotee booklectic proposed this BRILLIANT idea that I will now pimp, which I'm calling "NaNoReadMo" (or something like that). I'm going to use November to read a book "I've been meaning to read for ages." In my case (and inspired by Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, I decided I would start Memories of Things Past. I started it today and got 15 pages into it and it's AWESOME. (I'm not intending on finishing it in a month, though - that would be absurdly ambitious, and there's two other volumes besides this one.)

So ... will you take the NaNoReadMo challenge? And what book will YOU read?

(The quote from the book: "It's said, after all, that people reach middle age the day they realize they're never going to read Remembrance of Things Past." It's on page 28: find it by searching on "middle age" on Amazon using the "inside the book" feature.)

PS: back from a party, feeling blue about moving and the usual fits of social anxiety. Bleah. I'm no fun anymore.
Tags: proust, remembrance of things past, swann's way

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