Project 20 Books Update
If you read my post a week ago, you know that New Year's resolution/challenge is not to buy any books either until I've read 20 of the books sitting on my shelf or until April 1, 2010 and only then can I purchase a book with my own money. And let me tell you, it is hard! After I announced my plan to undertake this challenge, I'm constantly coming across books I want to buy and have on my shelf. However, I've been good so far as I've already read three books this year (17 more to go!) and I haven't bought any books in 2010. A book did arrive in the mail this week from Amazon but I bought it in December 2009. I finally got all my book orders from last year and now, all I have to do is read them.
Confessions of a Book Junkie is doing this challenge with me! Here is her first post and she's calling her challenge Down Came a Blackbird (it a bigger challenge than mine!) and her second post (check out her awesome mountain of books! I wish I own some of those titles...).
Other bloggers also said they want to join in on this challenge--if you made a blog post please leave me a link in the comments. I'd love to read your own personal "Project 20 Books" challenge and I'll edit this post and add your links as well.
An Announcement to the World
I've been keeping this secret dream close to my heart for a while (yes, I'm a bit secretive) but here it is: I want to work in publishing. I'm a teacher right now and the students are great and I'm quite happy but books have always been my first love and my passion. I want my career to be about books.
Okay, you're probably thinking, so what Michelle? I care because... Well, you probably won't care and that's okay.
However, I've been exchanging emails with an awesome individual who works in the industry for many years and who has been very, very nice enough to answer all my questions as well as give me sage advise on how I can take steps to make my dream into an actual career. One of the things she told me was to begin networking now by telling everyone I know of my plans to pursue a career in publishing and so I'm telling you, members of the book blogging community who is reading this now, in the hopes that maybe one of you knows someone who knows someone in the industry. I just want to get my name out there and if you can point me in the right direction in any way I'd be very grateful.
Have a happy reading week everyone! Don't forget to enter the giveaway going on now (it ends in less than two weeks--which also means I'll be 23 years old in less than two weeks!). Here are just some of the books you can win:
Go here and enter!