Monday, January 30, 2006
As I wrap up the First Annual (there is a phrase of pure triumphant hope) National Just Read More Novels Month, I am pleasantly pleased by the enthusiasm it was met with as well as the goodwill it fostered. I appreciate all the people that included links or posted the sidebar logo.
I particularly want to thank the following sites for their support:
The Conical Glass
Gibsons on the Road
Tiny Money Land
And forgive me if I have forgotten you. Leave me a comment and I will add you to the list.
If you read at least one novel during January, you are a winner. I am even relaxing the “memoirs don’t count" rule slightly. If your read A Million Little Pieces by James Frey and you want to admit to it, it counts as a novel. Oprah’s new selection, Night by Elie Weisel still doesn’t count. It's mostly true, unfortunately. My son read it last year as a school assignment and is a little less than pleased that he now belongs to Oprah’s Book Club.
You can even be a winner retroactively if you read a novel in January without me even telling you to. All the winners are qualified to post the offical “NaJuReMoNo Winner!” logo anywhere on your website you want. Just cut and paste the following HTML where you want it to go. Heck, tattoo it to your arm if you’re that proud.
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Even if you didn’t read an entire novel in January, don’t let that discourage you. Like the Self-Esteem Olympics, there are no losers here. Go ahead and make February you’re personal Read More Novels Month. Or make it every month.
In the meantime, I will prepare an even bigger blog-blitz for next year. Be proud of your charter membership and keep reading.
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