Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I am super excited to participate in some reading challenges this year!  Reading is something I really enjoy and I read a lot of books.  Or I should say that I used to read a lot of books.  2010 was a very slow reading year for me.  I didn't keep track of how many books I read but I'm sure it was less than 20.  Normally I read at least a book or two a week.  But 2010 just wasn't my year.  I could list the reasons why I was too busy but I'll spare you from reading my excuses.  Everyone is busy not just me.  In order to keep myself accountable for the books I read, I've decided to participate in 5 reading challenges.  They are hosted by various book lovers in the blogging world.

  1. YOUNG READERS CHALLENGE   The basic explanation of this one is to read 12 children's books.  Not picture books but chapter books.   
  2. FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE The challenge is to read 6 Fairy Tales.
  3. DEWEY DECIMAL CHALLENGE  The challenge is to read 3 non-fiction books.
  4. TAKE A CHANCE CHALLENGE  This is my personal favorite of the challenges!  The challenge is to read 10 (but I'm going for 12) books that you find in different and random ways.  Click on the link to read them, its very interesting!
  5. 100 + READING CHALLENGE  Pretty self-explanatory, just read 100 or more books.  The 33 books that I'm reading for the other 4 challenges will count towards this so I only need 67 more.  I'm open to suggestions!    

Let the reading begin!!


    1. Glad you are joining in the Take A Chance Challenge! I think it is going to be a lot of fun ... and I personally enjoy the "treasure hunt" aspect to finding the books. Here's wishing you some great reads. Also, I just created a place to link up finished posts for the challenge; here is the URL:

    2. Wow, you are ambitious! I am overwhelmed at my 60book goal. We are both doing one of the same challenges, the Take a Chance!! Good luck, I look forward to following how you do.

    3. Dana, I'm not that ambitious, a good chunk of my 100 books will be from the young reader category. Emma and I read "chapter" books almost every night and those are must faster than an adult novel. So one grown-up book and one young reader per week, hopefully I can make it to 100!

    4. Yeah!!! I am so glad that you will be participating in challenges this year and I look forward to following how you do! Here's to keeping each other accountable! :)