Amy from My Friend Amy is promoting book buying...and in the 2009 version of Read One Book she's made a few changes. Amy writes:
We live in a culture so saturated with choice that the past time of reading a novel seems to be falling by the wayside. There are many Americans who don't even read a single book in the span of a year. Books, once considered to be recession proof, are facing the same economic troubles as everyone else.There are two levels or choices for this challenge.
This challenge is designed to encourage you to rediscover the joy of reading, while supporting the authors who bring us books.
1) The first option is to simply buy one book and read it. The book you buy and read should be a book you have chosen for yourself for pleasure. It should not be work related and books read to your children do not count.
2) The second option is to buy one book a month and read it. I am asking that those of you who will probably already have one book read by January 2 choose this option. Books can be on your other challenge lists, it is only necessary that you buy them and read them!
Books should be bought in 2009, since part of the goal of this challenge is to promote the book industry. However, Amy is allowing that three of the books you read can be books bought prior to 2009.
To join, leave a comment on the post about the challenge. At the end of the year, there will be a prize draw from each pool of participants to win a 10 dollar Amazon gift card.