Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Blogger Confessions: Reading Challenges

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Question: Reading challenges: Do you host or join in any? What is your success rate on completing them? Do they keep your reading goals on track, put too many restrictions/pressure on you?  What do you think makes for a successful reading challenge? 

Since I am relatively new to blogging, I am doing a slew of reading challenges. Though I have not been doing Love.Life.Read for very long, I have been reading blogs for so many years that I just wanted to jump into the reading challenges this year. I admit, it is much more work than I thought to keep them up-to-date and I am sorely behind on doing it at this point. With it already May, we are in our second quarter that I just to figure out where I am this moment.

Most of the ones I selected fit with what I naturally read but I did pick a few to make me grow. For instance, I am not as strong as reading Fairy Tales, so I selected one of the Fairy Tale challenges as inspiration for me to delve into a new subgenre for me. 

Though I have never done the book blogger reading challenges, I have participated in GoodReads Reading Challenge and I have finished those each time. I am well on my way of finishing this year's GR Challenge too. :) I like seeing my progress on it but I cannot say that it spurs me to read faster. 

What do you think? Do you like reading challenges? Do they encourage or frustrate you?

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  1. They don't work for me but I know a lot of people are goal oriented or at least feel motivated when reading is a group thing (like a challenge or read-a-long)

    I stick with the Goodreads challenge and put it at a low # then increase it as I go. Totally cheating! lol

    1. :) It is not cheating IMO. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Reading!

  2. I do the Goodreads reading challenege - less to challenge myself and more just as a fun way to track how many books I am reading. I read every chance I get so I don't feel like I really need a challenge to get me to read more. I have been trying to challenge myself to read more classics this year but at the end of the day, life is short and I would rather read what I want to read and not feel like I need to put forth effort while enjoying my favorite hobby : )

    1. I read as often as I can too, which some days is not enough. :-) I felt compelled to do a few of the challenges this year so I might be more enticed to read outside of my comfort zone.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Reading!


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