Where Are You Reading? and Goodreads Challenges

7 Jan

Hello, team!

It’s time to start the New Year off right, am I right? I’ve decided to do two challenges, one of which I hope you join me in. The simpleist one is on Goodreads.com where I’ve challenged myself to read 35 books this year. I know, you’re asking yourself how I could challenge myself to just 35 when I read 71 books last year. Well, this year I don’t want to stress about it so much. In addition to hitting the 70 mark just days before Christmas and only getting 71 because of an audiobook and driving to my parents house, I had to read short books toward the end. This year, I don’t want to come up short and I want to tackle some longer books (like Pillars of the Earth). So, the shorter challenge.

The second challenge I’m even more excited about. I’m joining Sheila at her blog, Book Journey, for the Where are You Reading? Challenge. Take a click over there and read about her challenge and how it’s set up. I’ve set up my own page which you can see from the menu on my blog or by clicking here. The challenge is to read a book set in every state. I know I’m going to fall short, but I want to see where the books I tend to read are set. I have a feeling many are going to be in foreign countries, but I still want to see!

Please join me in either one of these challenges! Leave a comment and let me know. Are you doing a reading challenge? What one are you doing? Are you going to join me in either of mine?

Until next time, Reader, write on.


5 Responses to “Where Are You Reading? and Goodreads Challenges”

  1. Sheila (Book Journey) January 7, 2014 at 8:18 AM #

    SO glad you are joining in. It is fun to see where the books are set and I find that even today when someone mentions a book I have read I think, Oh yeah, that one was in Minnesota 🙂


    • Sam January 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM #

      I’m super excited, too! I added my first book yesterday and I hope to have the review of it up soon to link. I really appreciated your tips on setting up the map, they were very helpful.


  2. Jacqui Murray January 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM #

    I joined the Goodreads challenge, too.I read a ridiculous amount of books every month. I have about 40 of them stacked up by my computer, waiting to be entered. I don’t watch much TV or I’d never have time!


    • Sam January 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM #

      I’ve almost sworn off TV except for The Big Bang Theory. I try to get through as many audiobooks as I can during my long commute which helps me hit my goal. I’m glad you started the Goodreads challenge, it’s really fun to watch your statistics grow!


      • Jacqui Murray January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM #

        Love that show. I tape it every week.


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