At the beginning of 2020 I focused on four challenges: Read Harder, Reading Nonfiction, Reading Around the World, and reading books I already owned. My goal in January was to keep things a little simpler. And then 2020 happened. I ended up reading a… Continue Reading “My Year in Reading Challenges”
I haven’t made much progress yet on this year’s Read Harder Challenge, but I’ve read quite a few books in other years that meet the categories. If you’re new to Read Harder, Book Riot makes suggestions for each category, and there’s a discussion group on… Continue Reading “Some recommendations for Read Harder 2020”
I had to think this year about how many challenges to take on. Too many and you make reading too stressful. And yet there are so many I’d like to participate in. My husband “challenged” me to limit myself to three, which I’m not… Continue Reading “Reading Challenges in 2020”
This year I want to post at least a quarterly update on the challenges I’m working on. Each quarter I’ll focus on a different challenge. I’m trying to keep these low-pressure but I’m finding myself a little bit obsessed with the Read Harder challenge… Continue Reading “Read Harder 2019: A Quarterly Challenge Update”
This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been… Continue Reading “2019 Reading Challenges”
With three months left to finish the Read Harder 2018 challenge, I’ve been putting off the toughest category on the list: an assigned book you hated or never finished. For obvious reasons — who wants to reread a book they hated? My mind immediately… Continue Reading “Read Harder 2018: Revisit a Classic You Hated”
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