If you’ve taken a look at my Twitter account, you might have noticed my tweets to @TadokuBot, which look something like this: @TadokuBot 15 #book #de. The tweets are my updates for the Read More or Die challenge. It’s a fairly simple challenge: read as much as you can in your target language(s) during the month of April. You send your updates to the bot, and it keeps track of how many pages you’ve read, as well as your rank amongst your “competitors.”
While it started on the 1st, it’s not too late to sign up. There were some people on the HTLAL forums who seemed reluctant to take part because they knew they couldn’t read hundreds of pages in their foreign languages in one month, but that’s sort of missing the point. It’s not about “winning” (there aren’t any prizes other than bragging rights), it’s about reading. Some friendly competition is a good way to kick yourself into gear.
If you’re interested in taking part, check out the Read More or Die challenge blog. You’ll want to follow TadokuBot on Twitter to see updates, and you’ll probably want to follow lordsilent as well, who’s behind the challenge.