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Never Mind Resolutions–I’m Going for Reading Challenges!

Rather than reflecting on my bad habits and pledging change as the year turns over, I’m indulging a habit by getting excited by the various reading challenges that are being posted for the upcoming year…  The other day I posted about a Mystery Reading Challenge, and here’s another (not limited in theme or genre) which comes with giveaways just to add to the fun.

The Challenge is being co-hosted by ten ladies who will be taking it in turns throughout the year to post mini-challenges and give-aways for participants.  You can check out the guidelines for the challenge–and sign yourself up!–at Bookish.

One of the appealing prospects with these challenges–sort of along the lines of the “old fashioned” book clubs we used to enjoy before the internet broadened our literary landscapes–is the element of interaction with other readers, checking out what hidden gems are on the shelves of other bibliophiles, finding and sharing reading suggestions…  If it sounds like fun to you, jump on in! Speaking for myself, a reading challenge is something I have a much better shot at completing than any of the “New Year’s Resolutions” I’ve ever made!


I am... a writer, an explorer, a coffee-drinker, a recovering addict, a barefoot linguist, a book-dragon ("bookworm" doesn't cover it), a raconteur, a sailboat skipper, a research diver, a tattooed scholar, a pirate, a poet, a spiritual adventurer, a photographer, a few kinds-of-crazy, a joyful wife, a mom... a list-maker! :)

13 thoughts on “Never Mind Resolutions–I’m Going for Reading Challenges!

  1. Thanks for so much for this link to the reading challenge ladies! However, I am so challenged by my own writing goals and my goals to learn from more and more bloggers and websites (which is really working for me) that I probably will take a rain check! You are so generous in sharing with us tips and resources for improving our thinking and our writing. Thank you and bless your entry into 2012!


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