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Quick Update and Eco Reading Challenge

I have a feeling that I’m going to be much quieter on the reading front in the next few weeks, if not longer. Things at work are going to be crazy busy for a while – I’m going to basically be doing two jobs for a few months, and about 3 jobs for the next week. I have a feeling I’ll be doing quite a bit of work at home in the evenings this week, if not longer… which is a little bit of a disappointment as there are so many books I wanted to get read this month.

Maybe I’ll take up audio books so I can listen to them and work at the same time… but I always find that I get distracted and don’t actually pay attention to what is going on in the book.

Even so, without as much time to read, I’m going to join a reading challenge. I told myself I was going to stop joining reading challenges, but this one fell in line with some of the books I’m reading/planning on reading soon anyway. It’s Chris’s Eco Reading Challenge. The requirements are as follows.

Part One:
Pick 1-5 books with a Environmental theme and read them in 5 months.

Part Two:
Commit an Act of Green Reading.

The two things that I am certainly going to read are Lori Bongiorno’s Green Greener Greenest and Grist Magazine’s Wake Up and Smell the Planet. I’m thinking about also reading Tamsin Blanchard’s Green is the New Black and Eric Chivian’s Sustaining Life… and possibly another one if I actually get that far.

My acts of Green Reading are to spend more time in my window seat reading and going to the park to read. Normally, I sit in my living room which has no windows – and thus, I am in need of using lights to read to.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:29 pm May 3, 2009.
Category: Challenges, Day to Day

  • Kailana

    Hopefully things aren’t too bad! And, maybe by the time you are back around regularly I will have read the book you sent me! lol