In any case, I promised you a challenge, didn't I? Because we don't all have more than enough to do, hu?
Well, you're here now, and since I've presumably gotten you, let's talk.
It's Well Written Wednesday, and I got to thinking earlier this week that as much as I don't write in a particular genre, I tend to read in a set of them. I love to write science fiction, and watch science fiction movies and things, but I don't read a lot of it. And I should. Everyone talks about how being well written requires being well read too. And I am, I read an awful lot, and it's not like all I read are the same five authors.
So, what's the challenge, you ask timidly (because you know better, you really do, whatever happens from here on is your own fault).
Every month I'm going to read one Science Fiction or Fantasy novel (because they get blended together a lot for a reason no matter what proponents of either genre say) recommended to me by someone who loves it. Cover to cover. No matter how much or how little I like it. The first Wednesday will be book review day, and I'll announce the next months book.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it (like you have a choice) is to do the same thing. It doesn't have to be science fiction. Pick a genre you don't read (it doesn't have to be the same one for the whole year) and read a book a month. And everybody who comes on here the first Wednesday of the month and leaves me a note about what they read, and what they thought about it, gets a prize. Nothing elaborate, but I'll buy you a cup of coffee or send you a post-card or something.
So, who's in? Novembers book is going to be The Peace War by Vernor Vinge. You could always read it with me.