Last year the Kanawha County Library system ran a program called WV Reads 150 Challenge. The idea was for groups or individuals to read at least 150 books over the year. The number comes the fact last year was West Virginia’s 150th anniversary.
Tomorrow at the West Virginia Center for the Book is holding a reception in honor of everyone’s reading accomplishments.
The event goes from 1-3PM at the West Virginia Library Commission J. D. Waggoner Reading Room at the Culture Center in Charleston.
You can get a tour of the West Virginia State Museum while at the center. Several West Virginia authors will be in the Great Hall of the Cultural Center as well. Attending authors include: Sarah Title (romance author), Marc Harshman (WV Poet Laureate), Patricia Harman (The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir,), Marie Manilla (Still Life with Plums: Short Stories), Betty Rivard (New Deal Photographs of West Virginia), Daniel Boyd (Chillers and Death Falcon Zero vs. The Zombie Slug Lords), Bill Bitner (M is for Monster, T is for Thing, and Gone Where The Goblins Go), Mack Samples (The Devil’s Tea Tables: West Virginia Ghost Stories and Other Tales), and more. There will also be books and other local handcrafts available for purchase at the Gift Shop. Prize drawings will be held throughout the event.
I will be at the event since apparently I read the most books last year, 450. Granted they were almost all volumes of manga though, so there is that.
If you wish to take part in this year reading challenge you can solo or with a group. This year the challenge ins West Virginia Reads 150+. My goal is 600 volumes this year.