This Friday's Question:
Reading Challenges: Did you sign up for any this year?
How has your progression been?
The answer to this is yes, yes I did sign up for several challenges. When I first started blogging, it was in November I believe, so I saw tons of bloggers posting their updates on challenges and knew that I would want to participate after the first of the year. I may have signed up for some that I wouldn't finish, but I'm okay with that. I signed up for 4 total, not including my yearly goal.
I thought that I wouldn't have much time to read this year, so I set the goal at 40 books. I think I broke that by July. So I upped it to 50. I've already broken that too. So I upped it 5 more and there it will say, even though right now I'm at 54 books. Judging by my progress I think I can make it to 65 before the year is out, if not more!
I got an ereader in December, so I knew that I was going to be spending a lot of time reading ebooks, so I jumped at this challenge. I set my goal for 20 ebooks, and I beat that a long time ago, so it is completed!
At the beginning of the year, I was reading a lot of my mother's older copies of her books, so I thought that this would be an easy one for me to finish. Right now I'm sitting at 4 out of 7, so I may finish this or I may not. I don't know yet.
I read Outlander at the beginning of the year and I fell in love with it and I wanted to read all of the others in the series. Unfortunately, I started reading other things and I just never got around to it. Seeing as those are pretty long books, and there are 6 others in the series, I think that I have just accepted defeat on this one!
Uncle Stevie is one of my favorite writers, but there's so much of his work that I haven't read yet, so I figured that this would be a great challenge to participate in. I set my goal at 6 and I've finished 5. I know this will be completed because his newest work is on my list for October! :]
To wrap it up, I think reading challenges are fun. Some people feel like they put a lot of pressure on you, but to me its just to challenge myself in a fun way. If I don't finish, I don't. It's that simple. :]