A few years ago I read about a blogger who was an avid reader (and I cannot for the life of me remember her name) who thought it would be a fun idea to record the names of the states where the books she read were situated.
Her aim was to read a book situated in each of the states of the USA but 3 months into her quest she had to enlarge her spreadsheet – and revise her plan – because she was beginning to feel restricted in what she could read.
She said that after a while the fun and pleasure she got from reading had changed – she had to actively source books to fit in with her plan – she couldn’t just pick up a book and read it – she had to discover the location first and kept finding that lots of the books she fancied were set in a state she’d already ‘been to’ – or they were set in other countries.
Consequently she scrapped her plan to do this over 12 months and just took the novels as they came.
What do you think of this plan – would it work for you – would you be inclined or so dedicated to carry through with the idea?