I had an idea the other day, as I sat in my living room surrounded by an ocean of books. I keep a list of the books I own
for both neurotic purposes and in case there’s a fire, and as I was adding the most recent purchases to the list, I had a sudden thought:
What if I let people decide what I would read?
I have been thinking for a while that I would go through alphabetically and read all the ones that I haven’t read yet, but where’s the fun in that?
I’ve spent the past few hours reorganizing and reformatting my library into genres and whether or not I’ve already read them, and turning that into a .pdf file that’s easily accessible.
There are kids books. There are teen books I took from work and would never really want to read. There are epic classics that would probably make me want to weep. There are beloved tales dear to my heart.
The options are there.
With over 300 books to choose from, this could get real.
And maybe I’ll have friends at work pick books for me, to add to the fun.
It’s an opportunity to influence the life of another person, even a little – and to potentially humiliate them.
Each book I read I’ll do a review for, on the website here – and I’m considering doing a vlog review as well, if the book is a spectacular mess or particularly good.
So here’s your job, Internet:
Review the Library, pick a genre, and once we have a majority vote, we’ll cast another vote for books within the genre.
And I will read that book.
This has the potential to be a big deal.
Think of it like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story – only you’re really effecting someone’s life.
The Library is here, waiting to be perused and admired.
And yes, Star Wars gets its own genre. Obviously.
So vote as much as you like, and get your friends to vote. Let’s get an overwhelming majority.
And pick something for me to read.