In years past I’ve been great about finishing my challenges and sticking to the commitment. I’ll admit that I got a little burned out after last year. My reading was too dictated by those lists and I kept getting antsy for “fun” reads. Well, aren’t all reads supposed to be fun? Maybe not but you know what I mean. Over the past few months I’ve thrown everything out the window, though, and am doing whatever I want in terms of challenges. I’m completely and utterly overbooked, can’t possibly finish them all, want to tear my hair out if I think about it too much, so I’m not thinking. Just playing. And having fun.
So–I present the three new challenges I joined this week:
Bellezza is only requiring ONE book, but I’ve got three on my list:
1. Woman in the Dunes – Abe
2. Wind-up Bird Chronicles – Murakami
3. Goodbye Tsugumi – Yoshimoto
Jeane from Dog Ear Diary is hosting her first challenge! The appropriately named DogEar Reading Challenge. Her challenge is a fun mixture of many different things. You probably have many of these topics on your list already!
My list (subject to change)
1. A book featuring an animal – Um, seeking good suggestions!
2. An adult fantasy book – Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell
3. A YA or juvenile fiction book – Speak
4. A non-fiction book on an obscure topic: My Year of Living Biblically
5. A book about plants, gardening, or food – seeking good suggestions!
Wendy from Caribousmom is hosting the Random Reading Challenge, which I was a little timid to join at first, but I figured–what the heck? If she’ll let me choose randomly from my challenge list, that would be great. If not, then I have plenty of other books to choose from. Basically you assign your books a number and then go to Random.org to generate your next read.
There is no list–since this challenge is random. Should be a lot of fun!
How do you feel about challenges? Have you participated in many or are you just starting out? Is your reading dictated by those lists or do you allow yourself to cheat a bit? Do you have any favorite challenges? Any challenges you’d like to see in the future? Are you staying away from challenges completely? Let’s hear your view!
And as always, Happy Sunday!