Introduction: On Happiness Spotter, my self-help blog, I wrote about challenging your fears to get what you want in life. My first program to do just that is this blog, Campaign for E-Literacy. What is Campaign for E-Literacy? In a nutshell it is: Studying twenty-six non-fiction ebooks from Project Gutenberg. I will select the books by using a title from each letter of the alphabet. I also must read all ebooks on my nook e-reader. I am doing this all in the name of increasing my knowledge and competency in life. And I am starting today.
My reasoning: I will enjoy this challenge immensely--reading, learning. I love both. If one could make a living by reading, I would be a millionaire already.
If that were not enough, here is a quote by John Kieran, an American journalist. He once said, "I am a part of all that I have read." I believe that. So, if I read about knowledgeable, competent people writing about their area of competence, then I become competent, bit by bit, piece by piece, book by book.
Format of the program: I will post updates on my progress, interesting outside material I have read or learned about the subject/author/work, related books I want to read eventually, and the knowledge acquired thus far. These will mostly be weekly and at milestones as I read through the book--i.e., the beginning of it, the quarter mark, the half-way point, the three-quarters mark, and the ending. All of this will be posted on this blog.
Conclusion: That's it. Consider joining me in reading my A book or starting your own literacy program. I would love to know your thoughts on all this.
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