Once More unto the Breach!

Sadly, lately I have been neglecting my reading life in favor of binge-watching TV series on Hulu/Netflix. I always intend to be better and every year, I set ridiculous goals for my reading life in Goodreads. (This year, I set my goal at 102 books and 3 different challenges. I’m 17 books behind schedule. *sigh*)

This morning, I listened to one of Anne Bogel (Modern Mrs. Darcy)’s podcasts: WSIRN Ep 125: Gateway Books to Hook a Netflix Addict, which seemed incredibly appropriate. Not only did some of the books discussed spark my interest, but also invigorated my desire to read more.

I love challenges. But my follow-through of late has been more than lacking. Take the Quarterly Challenges put on by one of the YA groups I belong to in Goodreads. By my count, I haven’t completed a Quarterly Challenge since #10. They are currently on #29.

But that doesn’t stop me from continuing to sign up for them, quarter after quarter. And, of course, that’s exactly what I did (– again –) this morning. So here we go!

Quarterly Challenge #29

  1. New Release – One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler
  2. SPRING –
  3. Dr. Seuss –
  4. Tolkein –
  5. Couple Appreciation – Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  6. Earth Day – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  7. Read in Public –
  8. Paranormal – Hush, Hush by  Becca Fitzpatrick
  9. Smart & Sexy – Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
  10. Victoria Day – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I’ve put in a request to my local library to have some of these pulled and held for me (always dangerous), and I’ll get my copy of One Beautiful Dream once it’s released (on pre-order from Barnes & Noble). Graceling, I’ve owned for a while, but have never managed to finish reading it.

In addition to these, I’m planning on participating in a Book Club with Cindy Guentert-Baldo for Amy Tangerine’s book: Craft a Life You Love. This will be run out of her Facebook group.

Let’s see how far I get this time! 🙂

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