March 2021: Tackle a big one.
The Reason: "Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life...Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself."
- W.E.B. Du Bois
The Commitment: Pick a book you are intimidated by, a big one, a serious one, one you've put off again and again out of fear you would never finish, one you've started and never finished, or one you have been meaning to start but never thought you'd have the time. Read it.
Bel Esprit Editor, Emily Menges's "big one" for March: "Honestly I'm nervous to even commit to this and say it out loud because of how scared I am of this book....Infinite Jest. David Foster Wallace. Let's do it."
- Emily Menges