I have a problem. I think I’m addicted to challenges. I keep reading about these challenges/projects online and totally getting into them. I’d probably do the grapefruit diet, if someone was ingenious enough to label it “the grapefruit challenge”. For example, I’m currently trying to do:
The Project 365
(In fact, I promised you more information about all 3 of those, and that’s going to come… eventually)
Anyway, today I read about the “50 books challenge” (actually I don’t have a good website for that one, but if you google 50 books challenge, you’ll find a number of participants). Now this sets the goal of reading 50 books in one year! Taking that on average I read about 3 pages per night before my book (or iPhone) smacks me in the face due to sudden unconsciousness, that means I’d either have to:
A) Find 50 20-page books to read in the next 365 days. Anyone got suggestions?!
B) Read 51 additional pages per night.
C) Continue at my usual rate + spend 8 hours per day for 55 vacation days reading (which, I might add, I don’t have)
I told Chris about this “50 books challenge” and how completely and utterly impossible it was (for me – I’ll blame the foreign language and long work hours on that one). But of course he brought up the alternative “well Stephanie Meyer needs to write more books if you want to reach THAT objective”. And he’s right. Reading any other book I am out by 9:30pm, but with the Twilight series I could stay up reading until 1am… and still wake up at 6am. And read while my code was compiling. And during lunch. In fact, I snapped at my boss one day because I was tired, which was most likely due to lack of sleep from Twilight reading. Of course I didn’t admit that to him.
So, Stephanie Meyer, please write more books so I can complete the challenge! (Or maybe don’t, so I don’t loose my job)