I will admit right off the bat that I love long-term projects with a simple goal*. So this whole 50 Book Challenge thing really appeals to me. From the Bookslut entry:
With a new year comes a new 50 Book Challenge. The idea, of course, is to read 50 books in 2005 and blog about them either in this livejournal community or on your own blog. (I think there was a list of non-livejournal participants last year, but I can't seem to find it again this year.) Large Hearted Boy is going all fancy this year with the challenge and getting sponsored. (It must be those extra two books he commits to.)
I'm not planning on doing the challenge -- for one thing, I've already got a full plate with my 105 Things in 2005. But any of you casting about for some sustained activity to complete over the year would dig this.
*Case in point: the Julie/Julia project. Sheer genius, that idea.