… or are they? Thanks to my habit of randomly following links from blogpost to ‘post, I stumbled across this. I love this idea for so many reasons!
For those of you who aren’t random clickers, let me sum up:
Estella’s Revenge, which is an e-zine dedicated to books that I also just discovered today, has declared 2008 their Year of Reading Dangerously. They invite readers to either choose books that, for one reason or another, intimidate them or to read along with their official list. I didn’t see any of the books that first come to my mind (Ulysses, War and Peace, Swann’s Way, and anything at all by Samuel Butler are the first on my personal horror list), but I did like quite a few of their picks.
In fact, I am so inspired by this that I hereby solemnly swear, this weekend, to go pick up one of the aforementioned and begin my own 10 Months of Reading Dangerously. Look for one post a month, starting this month, on books that scare the bejesus out of me but, for the sake of societal experimentation and personal growth, I will read.
What would your list look like? Anyone want to join me? If we have some takers, I’ll be happy to post your own experiences (subject to approval, of course, this is an official business blog after all)!