Jan 12, 2017

2017 Reading Challenges

I FIND THAT a bit of competition, whether with oneself or peers, is quite fun—even healthy. This year, I've reduced my challenges in anticipation of some new features I hope to launch on the blog. Last September, in my Fall Forward post I introduced FLYTIP, a semi-regular feature where I share tools and tips, and even the occasional digital goodies, to help aspiring bloggers. I'm really excited that I finally have a logo for this feature, to be unveiled in February. I guess in some ways, I've still packed my schedule, but with only three reading challenges, I'll likely not collapse by mid-year. *fingers crossed*

 

  READING CHALLENGES  

2017 WINTER COMMENT CHALLENGE
2017 WINTER COMMENT CHALLENGE

This past summer Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense and I hosted the Comment Challenge, pairing book bloggers together and encouraging them to comment on each other’s blogs. Because of all the positive feedback, we’ve decided to bring back this challenge for this winter. Not only am I one of the hosts, every month I am paired with a blogger, or two, as well. This is a great challenge to spread some comment love while making meaningful connections with other book bloggers. Find out how to participate.

READ THE BOOKS YOU BUY READING CHALLENGE 2017
READ THE BOOKS YOU BUY READING CHALLENGE 2017

This challenge is hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. As the challenge name states, this is a reading challenge to read the books you buy. If last year was any indication of how much I neglected the books I bought, then this year will be pretty much the same. I'd like to work on changing that. There are five (5) levels to choose from. I've selected 41-60% (Moderately Successful). Any higher and I begin to kid myself because I buy a lot of books. Well, I love supporting authors. Find out how to participate.

GOODREADS 2017 READING CHALLENGE
GOODREADS 2017 READING CHALLENGE

So far, I'm off to a good start with one (1) book ahead of schedule (at the time of composing this post). I know, I know, we're only a few weeks in. Last year I pledged to read 58 books in honor of my mom's birthday, who turned 58 and was also born in 1958. I nearly failed! And, I hate disappointing my mom, even if she doesn't know about my dedication to her. This year I've reduced my pledge to 48 books. And just in case you're wondering, no, I'm not celebrating anyone's birthday. Are you turning 48? *wink* See my progress.

 

  JOIN THE CONVERSATION!  

What are some of your reading challenges in 2017? Is there a challenge you would recommend? If you're a blogger, are you launching any new features?