As I was loitering around various blogs yesterday, I stumbled across a couple of reading challenges that caught my attention, so I'd like to share them. One I already signed up for, but I'm still debating whether or not I can meet the other one.
J, Kaye's Book Blog: 100+ Reading Challenge For 2010. Here the goal is 100 books or more read in 2010, and this means you only count those you start reading from January 1, 2010 on. She has a Mr. Linky thing set up to link to all those who are participating. At this moment, there are 236 signed up. Yeah--that's why I call this the big one. If this interests you, you can go to the link, read the details, and sign up. I'm not sure if I can manage two books a week every week. I like the idea, though, and I'm goimg to try it.
The challenge I already accepted, though, was at Writing For Christ. She considered that 100 is not a reasonable goal for many of us. Instead, this one basically invites us to set individual goals that are realistically attainable. I have put a link in my sidebar for this one. The rules are simple:
~Only CHRISTIAN books count
~Only books started on January 1st count
~This is not a genre specific contest, read whatever genre you love!
~Every Friday on her blog, post how you are doing and she'll keep a running tally on a side bar
~Tell others on your blog about this- let's get the challenge out for others to know about! You might even win a book that you can read for this challenge!
Why even bother with committing to a challenge like these? I think most of us, if we are honest about it, need a little accountability and a little push to carry through with good intentions. Or to stretch a bit beyond the comfort zone. It also helps with organization (something I really need) and as a reminder. I have no idea how many books I read this past year; not that it really matters, but it would be interesting to know. I do know thatt there is still a huge TBR pile; well, SEVERAL piles. Then there are all those books on my wish list...
I'm going to further my challenge for myself by keeping a list here of what I read each month. There will be reviews for many of the books, but I make no promises about gettung them all in. I'll try.