Michael Surtees put together an interesting Interview with Inaki Escudero who he rightfully describes as a ‘creative’s creative in that he’s extremely genuine, curious and open to new ideas. While a lot of people are living in an outdated model to pursue ideas, Inaki is embracing everything and anything which I highly respect.’
Inaki read one book a week for an entire year. Yes, that’s 52 books! Inspired to perhaps try such a thing himself, Michael had to find out more about how Inaki accomplished the readings and why. Click on the link below for their email conversation.
Talking About Reading One Book a Week for a Year, the Interview
Boring. Someone’s already read one book a day!
Dec 23rd, 2009 / 4:12 pm
@Kate? What makes this boring if somebody’s done it before?
Inaki is a super interesting creative and therefore, his story is interesting.
Dec 23rd, 2009 / 4:32 pm
Okay, now I am inspired. I am going to try to read one book a week in 2010. Even if I only read one book every two or three weeks, I’ll be happy, but I plan to aim big!
Dec 25th, 2009 / 8:36 pm
Largehearted Boy (http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archives/001888.html) may have been the one who started this as a meme back in 2004, and it was hugely popular, particular with knitting blogs. I began mine in 2005 (http://yummyyarn.indus3ous.com/archives/2005/12/2005_book_meme.html) and will publish my 2009 list at the end of the year.
It’s really not that hard to read 52 books; the novelty is in actually cataloging what you read. Anyone can read lots of books. Having a meme encourages you toward the goal. (Plus the bloggers around you.)
I can understand where Kate is coming from because it’s a relatively old meme, but I think it’s the quality of the reading that makes those lists interesting. I’ve certainly read books based on what other bloggers have written about it.
Dec 27th, 2009 / 4:40 am
Thanks Kate I just visited abookaday09.blogspot.com. Wow talk about a real challenge. Angie read over 300 more books this year. I thoroughly enjoyed her funny irreverant comments on the books and life in general. what a breath of fresh air!
Dec 27th, 2009 / 7:15 pm
This is a great resolution for the new year. The fun part will be choosing the books to read.
Dec 28th, 2009 / 1:20 pm
I could compete in the challenge one book in my live. I´m really trying hard, but i just can´t finish just one. Never ever!!! I´m a male, 31 years, german, and got an University Master working on my PhD at the time.
Dec 30th, 2009 / 8:16 am