There are a lot of bloggers out there who give themselves various book challenges to follow. Some people set out to read X number of banned books, and X number of classics, or X number of best sellers within a certain time period. Books for Breakfast, for example, accomplished her goal of reading 150 books within a single year. (Pretty amazing, I must say!)
My personal challenge goes first to the question, why do people save books? Some people surround themselves with "good" books as a reminder or a message to others that they are well read. Visual types arrange their books according to color and use them as accessories within the home. I've been saving my books as a memento of the story, but now with this blog, I can remember more with the post than I can from the actual book itself. It's time to move them out and let the chi flow free.
My book challenge for this year is to read as much as I possibly can and not spend one single penny on books. This is good because it's 1) green; 2) saves money; and 3) builds karma since I'm sharing and trading and making my city apartment a little more dust free.