My new DayZero Project

To celebrate SharleneSays’ first blogiversary, I’ve created a new DayZero project:

101 Bookish Things in 1001 Days

There are only 40 things listed so far. I thought it would be easy to list 101 things, but it really isn’t. My project officially starts Jul 01, 2015 and will end Mar 28, 2018.

I’m trying not to list specific books, but have bookish activities, so I can try new things. Of course I’ve added a few impossible ones, like attending international book festivals. But dreamers have got to dream, and I’m gonna dream BIG.

Here is my list so far:

  1. Complete a kids coloring book
  2. Join a book club
  3. Go to a book signing
  4. Buy a Wreck This Journal and finish it
  5. Spend a weekend “unplugged” with only music, art and books
  6. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  7. Meet an author of a book I’ve read
  8. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
  9. Read all the books currently on my shelf
  10. Volunteer at a local library
  11. See a book to film adaptation
  12. Make a custom recipe book
  13. Read a book in a day
  14. Host a read-a-long
  15. Participate in a Booktubeathon
  16. Post a book review every month
  17. Read all the books released by one author
  18. Attend YALL Fest (
  19. Attend Waiheke Book Festival (
  20. Attend BEA (Book Expo America)
  21. Attend BookCon
  22. Attend New York Comic-Con
  23. Participate in Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
  24. Reread Harry Potter series
  25. Spend an afternoon reading at the park
  26. Own all seven Harry Potter books
  27. Read a book with more than 500 pages
  28. Read a book published this year
  29. Read a book with a one-word title
  30. Read a book I was supposed to read in school but didn’t
  31. Participate in BookCrossing
  32. Complete an Adult coloring book
  33. Read a book at the beach
  34. Donate a book
  35. Gift a book
  36. Gift a book shop gift card
  37. Buy a book from a local bookstore
  38. Shelve all my books
  39. Cheer for a Dewey’s Readathon
  40. Participate in Bout of Books Readathon

Because I’ve only got 40 things on my list, I really need your help. I’m not even halfway!

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Author: Sharlene

Lover of YA/NA Books. With a sprinkle of Fantasy or a touch of Passion, you'll have me hooked. An Amateur Reviewer but I'm Perfectly Honest.

6 thoughts on “My new DayZero Project”

  1. Hey Shar, what an awesome idea! Here’s a few:

    1. Read 26 books, each with the title starting with every letter of the alphabet
    2. Take a book selfie at least once a month
    3. Cook a dish from a book (that’s not a cookbook!)
    4. Eat a food your book character is eating at the same time you’re reading about them eating it
    5. Create a Pinterest board for at least 5 books
    6. Try something new that’s inspired by a book
    7. Go on a hunt for street names of book characters and places
    8. Use a book quote in casual conversation
    9. Style your hair like a book character for the day
    10. Read a book that is an adaption of a console game (incidentally I’m doing this with Assassin’s Creed)
    11. Play a console game that is an adaption of a book

    1. Cheers Mariana for all the suggestions!

      I think the eating the same thing as your book character is too intentional. But will definitely consider swapping out some of my tasks or just adding more to the list.

  2. I agree with Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. I’ve just read the first four and they are FANTASTIC!

    Here are a few more ideas to get you going:
    1. Read a classic novel.
    2. Read a biography/autobiography.
    3. Read a New Zealand novel.
    4. Read a New Zealand history book.
    5. Create a catalogue of the books you own. (Also good for insurance purposes.)
    6. Read a book that has been translated from another language.

    1. Cataloging is gonna be crazy! But fun too. I don’t even have enough shelves for all my books. I’ve got boxes in the garage 🙂 definitely adding that. I find classics hard to read but hopefully I can find a short one! Thanks for these.

  3. Happy blogoversary! Wow this is such an awesome project!
    1. Read a graphic novel
    2. Make someone read your favorite book
    3. Meet your favorite author
    4. Celebrate your birthday with bookish friends
    5. Finish the 13 books of a Series of Unfortunate Events (if you haven’t read it yet)
    6. Participate in a giveaway hop

    I hope these will somehow help you. 🙂

    1. I love these ideas! Will add each one. I haven’t read Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. Mysteries were never my thing. But I’m all for branching into new genres 🙂

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