If you are looking for a project for 2009 how about reading for a good cause? (Granite State Reads, and the Center for the Book at the NHSL are both worthy causes -- hint, hint)
The Year of Readers is a really simple concept, and a really cool one. From their site:
"In 2009 I want to spread my love of reading throughout the world. The Year
of Readers aims to bring people who enjoy books together to have fun
bringing literature into the lives of others. From the 1st January 2009
until 31st of December 2009 I will be running an international read-a-thon
that will be open to anyone who reads. It doesn’t matter what kind of books
you read or how many you read as long as you’ve got your nose in a book in
2009 you can join in."
Basically the idea is the same as a walk-a-thon but you get to read books instead of walking as a way to raise money for a charity. And even better, it will be a book related charity. The site also includes buttons you can put on your site to direct people to the project (like the one above).