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The Other Author

New Year’s is the time for setting goals and trying new things, so when JJ told me about the lists of books he had found and planned on reading I decided to take the challenge with him. JJ and I are totally different people so it’ll be interesting to see how our opinions differ. I also thought it’d be nice to give a girl’s perspective on all the books. I’m a little nervous though because I don’t usually like sharing my opinions with the whole world, but there’s a first time for everything right? Anyways…I’m excited about reading all of these books and can’t wait to see where they’ll take me.

Also, I’d just like to say that your opinions are welcome too! If you disagree with me, please tell me why. I love hearing other people’s opinions so don’t hold back!

-CR

Note from JJ:

So now there are two, and we begin around Thursday. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS is up first, and apparently isn’t good enough for our public library, or our high school library… So I’ll be reading it through Project Gutenberg, and since I am reading it through this amazing program, I decided to note on the review of each which ones are available through Project Gutenberg.

Can’t wait to begin, and we’ll see how it goes.

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The Beginning

So, this is my last post as a sane human being (if it could ever be said I was sane). I will be undertaking my 176 book journey after midterms next week starting with THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington.  In case you couldn’t tell I will be putting book titles in caps, since they are quite obviously the only important part of this undertaking.

I will not be talking about the author, other than their name, unless there is some direct correlation in the book such as it being semi-autobiographal.  The reason for this is that the books should speak for themselves.  No one should ever have to know about the author to understand the book (however I do believe that the author’s background is important, just not necessary, and why include unnecessary information?).

My own rules that I have set up for myself are all somewhere within my about page, and my first post.

Other than my posts on the books, I will write random updates on my reading, especially the long ones (I’m especially dreading GONE WITH THE WIND, because I saw the movie, and I detest Scarlett O’Hara, and it’s excruciatingly long).  I may post random personal posts sometimes, like my overflowing joy when summer comes, or some college stuff next year when I’m a senior.  Between Books, Updates, and Personal expect 2 or 3 posts a week.

I’ll see you when the insanity of midterms end, and the insanity of this journey begins.

JJ

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