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Sunday, 3 August 2008

Competitive reading

Is there a new trend out there? Or is this an old trend under a new title? I'm referring to the various reading challenges I keep coming across. dovegreyreader is currently doing around the world in 80 books and also the Man Booker Long List. Then there are various reading challenges mentioned on the mysterybookshelf

I can't decide whether it's a good thing or a bad thing. I can't see reading as a competitive sport myself but maybe some people like it. I always have plenty of books I want to read but I suppose if you're trying to decide what to read next it could be useful. Why read things you actually have no interest in just for the sake of reading a particular category or author? Or is this a case of me being a grumpy old woman? Answers on a post card please.

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