Book Blogger Confessions (hosted by For What It’s Worth) is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about blogging/bookish topics. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
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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?
I haven’t created/hosted any before but I have participated in a bunch since last year, and there seem to be a ton of them out there! I might do my own some day, but I have to think of something first.
I find that the more I try to complete in a year (last year I did 4 but managed to complete them somehow) the more stressed I feel about getting them done. I kept trying to pick books exclusively for those genre/type specific challenges and it left me less time for my own books or ones I wanted to read that didn’t fit.
This year I went for only two challenges and I decided that I’m not going to put any more pressure on myself to get them done, I’m just going to do my best and see what I can do. if I don’t get them done, at least I can say I tried! It doesn’t help that I’ve already had two reading slumps, almost as soon as the year started too.
I think that as long as there are either check-ins by the hosting blogs and people who can encourage you it would make it a lot more fun. Especially if it’s well organized and the hosts themselves are nice! I haven’t come across anyone bring otherwise so far, but you never know right.
How many challenges are you doing/hosting this year?