Maybe I was a liiiittle inspired by Read or Die to read more books but I had already decided when school holidays loomed that I needed to read more books.

Books are a crucial part of escapism and also a crucial part of gaining experience in the world. It has always been a little dreary to just live my own life and the lives of the people around me. But with books, I can live in places that don’t exist and talk to people who will tell me their heart’s desires and deepest fears without my having to prod and infer.

I am excited about this challenge.

I am also banishing the thoughts of numerous essays and looming project deadlines…