She has a great blog that, among other things, follows her life as a writer and reader, and as a Barbadian (the web says you call someone from Barbados a Bajan? Help me, Claire, I am ignorant!) living in Japan.
She is collecting information to build an ultimate list of "the 100 books every writer should read".
As a social scientist, I love data. I feel like it's good data karma for me to take part in surveys and such when I see them-- but I'm doing this strictly as a writer. I have seen Must Read book lists on the web, and I am always a little disappointed. Sometimes they seem composed only of "the classics" (which can differ by country), or the biggest sellers.
I would LOVE to see what WRITERS say are the best 100 books, particularly writers of YA.
So, Visit her Site, and sign up to submit your 100 favorite books by email (directions on the post). She is giving away a few prizes to participants.
She wants 1000 participants. Whew-- that is a herculean task, but wouldn't it be great to see the results?