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My 2018 Challenges

16 Jan

Hello! I know I’m getting late into January and I haven’t yet posted about the reading challenges I’m going to take on in 2018. How negligent of me. I’ll fix that.

The first is the 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge. This is a challenge I host and I’m on my fifth year and loving it. The challenge has been well streamlined now and I think it’s safe to say participants have enjoyed it a lot! The challenge is to read books that are set or written in 12 different time periods ranging from Pre-1500 to the future. I’ve already knocked two off the list (#winning) and I usually finish about 10 of these without trying each year. If you want to join, let me know! I’ll add you to the participants’ list. If you want to see how I’m doing, I track my progress here.

My second challenge is my Goodreads challenge for the year. In 2017 I challenged myself to 50 books and came in at 53. I’m going to push that just a little bit more this year and strive for 55. I may have to read some shorter ones toward the end of the year if it looks like I’ll be short, but I’m going to really focus on it this year.

I told you all about some personal goals in 2017 and you were all so great at encouraging me to complete them! Here are my non-reading goals for 2018:

  • Graduate! And keep my 4.0.
  • Travel to Europe with my husband
  • Complete a race per month and try to find new races in different parts of the state. (One of my long-term goals is to do a race in every county in Michigan’s lower peninsula.)
  • Finish a 2018 Weather Blanket

I’m going to stop there before I’m tempted to go on further. I’m very goal-driven so this can become an issue if I set too many.

What are you reading goals? Any personal goals you want to share?

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

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Today It Begins: The 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge

1 Jan

Happy New Year! As it’s the first day of 2017, it’s also the first day of the When Are You Reading? Challenge! This marks my fourth year hosting this challenge and I’ll tell you for sure that it’s a fun time. It covers 12 time periods so it needs 12 books and you get all of 2018 to complete it. I’m very lax on rules because participants get to pick their own books, topics, genres, and can make calls on where a book falls in time.

Any book you’re currently reading but haven’t finished can count toward the challenge. I’ve got four in the works and I think I’ll cover three different time periods when I finish them all.

I have more information listed here if you want some more details. If you want to participate, let me know and I’ll add you at the bottom of the challenge page here. You can set up a progress tracking page like I’ve done here if you want. Any way you want to track is fine, even if it’s on a napkin that you use as a bookmark!

I hope you’ll consider giving this a try, it’s been very fun for me in the past.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

Are You In? The 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge!

28 Dec

It’s starting soon! There’s still plenty of time to decide you want to do the 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge. Isn’t the image my husband designed so cute?! That’s only one of the advantages of joining. Another perk is there are very few ‘rules.’ I hesitate to even call them that.

12 books read during any part of 2018
Each book falls into one of 12 time periods, beginning with pre-1500 and ending with the future
That’s it!

I have more information listed here if you want some more details. It’s a very simple challenge and I’m now in the 5th year of it and I think I’ve worked out a lot of the kinks.

If you want to participate, let me know and I’ll add you at the bottom of the challenge page here. You can set up a progress tracking page like I’ve done here if you want. Any way you want to track is fine, even if it’s on a napkin that you use as a bookmark!

I hope you’ll consider giving this a try, it’s been very fun for me in the past.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!

It’s Time! The 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge

21 Dec

It’s that time again!

I’m gearing up for the 2018 edition of the When Are You Reading? Challenge. If you haven’t heard about this one before, here’s the quick and dirty of it:

12 books read during any part of 2018
Each book falls into one of 12 time periods, beginning with pre-1500 and ending with the future
That’s it!

I have more information listed here if you want some more details. It’s a very simple challenge and I’m now in the 5th year of it and I think I’ve worked out a lot of the kinks.

If you want to participate, let me know and I’ll add you at the bottom of the challenge page here. You can set up a progress tracking page like I’ve done here if you want. Any way you want to track is fine, even if it’s on a napkin that you use as a bookmark!

I hope you’ll consider giving this a try, it’s been very fun for me in the past.

Until next time, write on.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!