Monday, October 12, 2009

Reading One Book a Day for a Year

Partial screenshot from Nina Sankovitch's blog.

Link to October 11 New York Times article, "A Quest to Read a Book a Day for 365 Days".

Excerpt: Aside from the pleasure of it, Ms. Sankovitch had other goals — inspiring a love of books in others and finding her way through a period of sorrow and soul-searching brought on by the death of her sister Anne-Marie in 2005.

“I’ve always thought great literature is all one needs to read to understand human psychology, emotions, even history,” she said. “For someone sitting around reading books, it’s been a really lively year.”

Ms. Sankovitch, who has a law degree from Harvard and reads fast but does not speed read, is no doubt smarter than the average bear. Yet she’s convinced that reading a book a week is something most people can do.

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