Challenge Update, February

28 Feb

It’s the last day of the month again, and time to update you all on how my challenges are going so far. You can check out my reading challenges any time on my challenge page.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

This is my own challenge to read a book from 13 different time periods. You can read about it here. My timeline is starting to fill in nicely. I’ve got a few plans for filling in the remaining periods, but I’m lost on what to read for the 1890-1909 period. I already read The Devil in the White City and don’t know of anything else from that period. Any suggestions on a book from the 1890s? I’ll consider all suggestions. Of the books I’m reading now, I’ll fulfill one more time period, 1700-1799.

Where Are You Reading? Challenge

6/50 (+2)
Hosted by Sheila. In the challenge to read a book from every state, I made a big climb from 2 to 6 over the past month so I’m feeling better about this one. Still, I don’t think I’ll fill in the whole map. Of the books I’m reading now, only one will give me a new state. I guess I need to find a little more variety!

Goodreads Challenge

I’m 3 ahead of schedule! This is about to take a big jump, too, because I’m close to finishing two of my books. I’m glad I’m ahead of pace and I’m not even trying too hard. I might have to up my goal if this keeps going so well. Even with the longer books, I’m still destroying the goal.

How are your challenges going? I hope you’re not too far of pace just yet! If you want any more information about the challenges I’m doing or you’d like to join me, leave a comment and check out the links. There’s also information in my Challenges tab.

Until next time, write on.


10 Responses to “Challenge Update, February”

  1. Lisa Lo Paro February 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM #

    I really like the time period challenge! What an easy way to learn history and broaden your reading horizons!


  2. John February 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM #

    Hi Sam,

    If you’re looking for something written and set in the 1890-1909 category, I could recommend Jules Verne’s Master of the World. It anticipated many developments of the 20th century, like the rise of totalitarianism and technology as an enemy (rather than a servant) of human progress. A little elaborate, like all of Verne’s work, but it’s good stuff.


    • Sam February 28, 2014 at 1:42 PM #

      Thanks, John! I added it to my To-Read list. 🙂


  3. Katherine February 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    I’ve got 6 on the When Are You Reading challenge… and plans for a few more…

    If plays count, you might try reading one of Oscar Wilde’s plays (The Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest) for 1890-1910.


    • Sam February 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM #

      I’ll say anything counts. I’ll see when the Wilde plays are set. I did enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest when I saw it in high school.


  4. Sheila (Book Journey) March 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM #

    Nice job! I need to update mine as well 🙂


    • Sam March 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM #

      I bet you’re being a lot better than I am about getting books set in different states! I’m utterly failing at that, haha.


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