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The Empty Shelf Challenge!

Book Shelf

This is a photo of one of my bookshelves in my home office.

Why is it empty? Because I plan to fill it this year.

And I dare you to do the same.

Today, I’m launching the “Empty Shelf Challenge.”

Here’s how you play along.

Empty a shelf in your house somewhere. Every book you read from now until December 31, 2014 goes on the shelf. (Waiting until January 1st to do something awesome is stupid and fake.) At the end of the year, I guarantee you will have read more than you did in 2013. Best of all, you’re scientifically more likely to accomplish something when you have people working on it with you.

I even created a shared Pinterest board. Each time you add a book, if you’re on Pinterest, you can add the picture of the shelf filling up. (Leave your Pinterest name in the comments if you want me to add you to the board. Start by posting your empty bookshelf!)

If you’re a digital reader, take a screenshot of the cover and share that. Or if you’re a library person, take a shot of it on your shelf and then return. Any and all books count, not just non-fiction.

That’s it.

You ready? The hashtag will be #EmptyShelf.

It’s time for the empty shelf challenge!

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