Yes, it is time for the event you’ve all been waiting for … Free-Range Reading!!
The concept is quite simple: November 1 – December 15, 2014 you aim to read without a plan, without a road map, without direction. There are no deadlines. You just read and see where it takes you. But most of all, you read for the pure joy of it.
And in the spirit of Free-Range Reading, I am proposing that you participate in whatever way best suits you. For me I’m going to go to the library and grab whatever suits me, browse my bookshelves to see what forgotten gems are lurking there and who know, I may even hit up a few book shops. And of course, I’m going to include at least a few non-fiction picks for Non-Fiction November.
Below is a linky so that you can share your plans (or lack there of) for Free-Range Reading, announce you participation or reviews of the hidden gems you’ve unearthed. Enjoy and keep reading!
I liked the sound of this initially but on reflection it makes me realise I NEVER have a plan – so I think if I participate I’d be a fraud! Still it’ll give me six weeks of meandering through books aimlessly along with everyone else!
I have been doing something along these lines for the past month, I realized. It’s unbelievable just how much more enjoyable reading has become when I pick books and read according to the mood I am in.
I’m in- just need to get my post pulled together. I love your graphic- can we use it in our posts?
By all means! Use and give it all the free love you can.
Reading my last review book as we speak, so I can’t wait to pick something I don’t have ties to!
I’m (partly) joining. I’m doing Non-Fiction November, so I’m going to try to read a lot of non-fiction. But aside from having a long list of titles I would LIKE to read, I don’t have any specific plans (and there is no doubt I will stray to fiction at least once). Yay free range reading!
Hey, free range means just reading and seeing where it takes you. I’ll include some fiction and non fiction and whatever else comes my way.
Oh how I miss free-range reading. My reading the past few years has always been purpose driven and like everything else in my life I am perpetually behind. Every now and then I love going to the library and just reading what ever catches my eye – it won’t be this month though.
At least try to do some free range reading at least once in the next year.
Why is everything happening in November?!? My whole reading live is free range 😛 so this month I’ll be doing German Lit month and Non-Fiction November.
Are you going to read any German non fiction? Kill two birds with one stone?
I didn’t find any but sounds like a good plan
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This sounds like a great idea. Maybe I can do this for myself in December when I have fewer reviewing commitments? I definitely want to try!
It goes until Dec 15. I would have made it go all month, but I get pretty busy with family etc around Christmas, as i’m sure many others do too.
I’ve never thought of this as a formal event, but I love it! Because December is so slow, I find that November is when my review deadlines tend to drop off (my reviews are due a month before pub date for the publication I write for), so I’ll definitely be partaking of some free range reading.
Love this! I started something similar for myself that I call “Backlist Bliss” But my personality needs a little plan so I posted my hopes to read these titles before year’s end. http://thedailydosage.com/2014/10/30/reading-countdown-for-2014-my-backlist-bliss/
I like back list bliss. Sounds fantastic, and that’s basically what free Range reading is for me – a chance for me to catch up on my backlist reading.
I have a few review books to go. This sounds like a terrific idea.
When my review books are done, I will she if I am able to participate.
Have fun, and enjoy your free reading. 🙂
I rarely read with a plan so it will be business as usual for me!
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