Join in and roam the farthest reaches of literature and learning, exploring authors, genres and styles you've so far overlooked, ignored or actively avoided while LibriVoxing or reading. Preferred Kafka to Kids' books? Missed out on Mystery? Kept light-years away from Sci-Fi? Time to mix it up!
Rules of the Road
Think about genres you've never tried before, and have a look for projects that match -- then volunteer for a section and expand your horizons! This could also be a first outing into a drama or dramatic read, poetry -- or even collaboration (if you're a dedicated soloist!) Open to even the newest LibriVoxers, just apply these criteria to your usual reading tastes.
Be kind to BCs
Just pick one section of one book, record and return it, then see if there's enough time left to select another. Signing up for several at the same time blocks other people from contributing -- and if you don't enjoy the read, the process of unclaiming (or at worst, the BC chasing, orphaning and re-opening for another reader) may well stop them getting their book into the catalogue in a timely way.
Don't pick sections purely 'as a joke' -- no author deserves that. Listeners might also be exploring new avenues, but most will be listening because they genuinely want to enjoy the book. Pick something new, but also interesting or challenging to you in some way.
Post what you're picking and why in this thread, then again when you finish too. Has your section opened a new door on book choices, or just confirmed a particular area of writing is not for you? Why/why not? This is a judgement-free event. We all have different tastes and reading backgrounds, so one person's exciting enterprise will be another's daily bread and butter. That's fine, it's all good! Let's share our new discoveries about ourselves and our books here.
Challenge ends: 30th AprilApril Adventure Statistics!
People interested in participating: 21
People with one or more sections completed: 13
Total number of sections completed: 23
Total number of books contributed to: 17
Total time contributed: 6h 59m 35s
Data tracked here (anonymous Google spreadsheet)