Friday, 9 December 2011

Cannonball read

I don't just run in my free time. I've been known to read books from time to time. Curling up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea goes against the essence of an active lifestyle that running provides. But running activates your body; reading activates your mind.

I've been neglecting this pastime for various reasons, none of which are good. They are more like excuses, really. Something needed to be done about that. So I signed up for Cannonball read, a race of sorts, to read and review 52 books within a year. It is organised by Pajiba, film review site extraordinaire, and it starts in January. You can read more about it here.

There is no conceivable way for me to read and review so many books within a year, hold a job and train as much as I do at the same time, so I signed up for the half version. 26 books in a year mean an average of two books per month. That I can handle. I'm looking forward to expanding my literary horizons and picking up some books that I otherwise might not even have glanced at. I've already placed an order for some books that I've been wanting to read for a while.

This is still a running website. Just don't be surprised if a book review pops up from time to time. I might even go completely nuts and review a running related book! Watch this space...


  1. jag är inte bra på att läsa böcker.. Om de inte är ruskigt spännande dvs :)

    Tack för lite pepp. Det är tungt att verkligen springa efter att man instuerat klasser och är trött, men det är verkligen no return nu. Har jag signat för marathon så är det bara att bita ihop :)
    Har som längst sprungit 1 mil i lopp förr (2.5 mil som längst som träning)
    Känner en viss nervositet, men är peppad!