Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Project Fill-in-the-Gaps logos

The delightful Emily Cross has gone and had special logos made for people participating in Project Fill-in-the-Gaps. (Click on Emily's link for a full range of size/resolution choices.) Thanks, Emily! These are awesome.


If you've decided to play and made a booklist, let me know! I'm very curious to see what everyone else is reading. Also, a bunch of us are going to be putting up reviews for what we've read on thebookbook, since reading our projects together might function to keep us all on track--or at least make it more fun! Let me know if you want to be signed up as a bookbook author.

It's not too late to participate in Project Fill-in-the-Gaps--and for those who've asked, you DON'T need to read 100 books, they DON'T need to be any specific kind of book, and ALL the rules are adaptable to your unique circumstance :)

19 comments:

Belynda said...

This sounds like a great idea! I have quite a few my mental to-read that appear on yours as well. I don't know about "Atlas Shrugged" though.. I got 5 hours into the audio (out of some ungodly amount like 60 hours?) and was saying to myself out loud in the car "Why am I still listening to this?" I think Rand's ideas are wild, but it doesn't always translate to one's plot. In the end I decided to practice a little good old-fashioned selfishism of my own, and switched over to "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali, which was great.

I'm going to start compiling my list tonight, put it up on a special shelf on my Goodreads, and probably also do reviews to stay motivated.

This is going to be fun!

Amanda said...

I love those buttons! I've updated my post and my sidebar to have those buttons on them.

Regarding reviews, I have a book group blog similar to thebookbook, at 5-Squared, where I post my book reviews. I could cross post on my 100 books if you'd like, though. :)

JES said...

Moonie, that wouldn't be you in that one logo, would it? with your head sticking through that library ladder?

Sigh. I suppose I have to go back to look at the rules again, if they're all "adaptable" (read: breakable). I'm sorta thinking I'm going to make up a list of one book at a time. :)

Lisa said...

Count me in! I'm doing this in a haphazard way, so a list is going to help me focus this. It's actually kind of cool when books on "the list" relate and even refer to each other. Proust mentions scads of other authors, in particular Balzac (not on my list right now), Stendahl and Flaubert. Bellows mentions EVERYBODY from Greek tragedians to Proust to Oscar Wilde, John Stuart Mills...so for me, one book has kind of naturally led to another. I've been a lazy blog poster lately, but I'm definitely going to write something up on this. Thanks Moon!

Tara Maya said...

I haven't compiled a list as such -- but I have decided to start reading more. I used to read about three books a week, and somewhere along the line, I became so focused on writing, I stopped reading fiction. (I still read a lot, but mostly nonfiction). I've made a conscious choice to renew my love affair with fiction, for the sake of simple pleasure.

Perhaps I will even read some of those Russian books I couldn't bring myself to read in High School

Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

A question for people more organized than me: would it make sense to put everyone's list on a single blog, or do people just keep their lists on their own sites? I, for one, might enjoy reading everyone's list in one place -- easier to cross-compare. Anyone in a volunteer mindset out there?

Re: Atlas Shrugged -- it's also on my current list (I say, worriedly) but I've heard it is pretty dreadful. And yet, so many people claim to believe in the ideas Rand espoused!

moonrat said...

oh man. a joint blog would be cool, but i don't have the bandwidth to maintain it at present. anyone else want to volunteer...?

re: ATLAS SHRUGGED: i've already decided to skim if necessary :)

Stephen Duncan said...

Um...I accidentally invited 2500+ people to participate in Project Fill-in-the-Gaps on Buy a Book, Save the World! at Facebook, and may or may not have linked it back to your blog.

Everything's such a blur...

But it was a total accident. I promise! Really!

moonrat said...

well, stephen, that's what friends are for! bringing along uninvited guests to crash all your parites ;) didn't you see last night's episode of gossip girl?

just kidding! the more the merrier, and HOW.

Emily Cross said...

Andromeda - thats a great idea, i'd be totally up for joining a blog, especially considering alot of the books on others lists are similar to my own

Merry Monteleone said...

Hey Moonie,

Am I allowed to use my to be read pile as well as always wanted to read pile? Just checking. I want to get in my bloggy friends' new releases, too, I still have to get Jaye's Red Headed Stepchild and then there are a number of others due out in the next few months...

I shall start compiling. Awesome logos by the way.

moonrat said...

Merry--I sure hope so!! about a third of the books on my list are books i owned and hadn't gotten around to reading!

BuffySquirrel said...

Great logos!

But...seriously...I have 160 to-reads already!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd like to take part, but I don't know if I'm going to have the time. I'll check it out though.

Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

Bandwidth? See -- I'm not the right person to make the master blogsite, because I don't even understand what means, exactly. Couldn't we just start a blogger.com spot and everyone's list gets dumped in one place?

But if someone REALLY SMART (nudge, flatter) could do this, maybe they'd even have a way to flag the top ten picks (ones that show up in the mosts lists) or something. That would be neat.

Emily Cross said...

Andromeda - i'm a mascochist, if no one else is interested i could set up a blogspot (that bandwidth word scares me too), and post people's lists and have the top most common reads and maybe if i'm feeling reeeaally masochistic sort top five by genre?
and link to book book when theres a review for the project list?

Linda said...

Emily - Coolio mundo on those logos! I'll be adding to my sidebars soon. I'm in on The List... pulling mine together over the next few days. Love the idea of posting reviews on the BookBook and the joint blog.

This is much more fun than writing grant proposals... Peace, Linda

Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

Emily - I really hope you decide to do that! I want to see everyone's list in one place, and it would be great to see people cross off finished books and or give a very basic star system (nothing elaborate). It doesn't even have to look like much, but I see from your site you have a great graphic eye, as well. Good luck and let us know how to help. Imagine this thing running for 5 years -- wouldn't it be a blast? As for me, I don't plan to review all the books I read, but I do enjoy reading others' reviews over at the bookbook.

Bliss said...

I know that there is a blog just for Project Fill-in-the-Gaps, but I want to let you know that you have inspired yet another avid reader to broaden her horizons (or seal her doom, not sure which yet). I am keeping the rules as they were originally made and created my list. Thanks so much for opening up my world just a little bit wider.