Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year!!!
Since it's January 1st, it's time to look at the challenges that I have signed up for this year.
100 Books Read Challenge
I'm going for it again. 3 times I have challenged myself to read 100 books in a year, 3 times I have failed. Will I be able to do it this year?
Back to the Classics Challenge
Even though I didn't so hot last year, I'm going for it again! Hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much this one has 6 required categories and 6 optional categories. So I'm hoping for a minimum of 6 with this one, would love to do all 12!
Around the World in 12 Books Challenge
This one is hosted by Giraffe Days and requires readers to read one book per month from a specified country. The countries chosen for this years challenge are Sudan, Wales, Brazil, Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Belgium, Fiji, France, South Korea, China and Egypt.
Ik Lees Nederlands (I Read Dutch)
This challenge is hosted by Leeswammes at her Dutch blog, De Boekblogger. The goal is to read books originally written in Dutch. Now, my Dutch is limited to counting to 39, swearing at Football referees and a few other random words (lekker, drugsmokkelaar) so I will be reading books originally written in Dutch translated into English. My goal is to read 5 Dutch books.
This year I'm also planning on changing my reading habits just a bit. In the past, I've been very hesitant to give up on books when I'm just not enjoying them. I push through and I'm finding it's just not worth it. I have to let myself just give up on them and move on to the next book. Hopefully, that will prevent some reading slumps as well.
What are you looking forward to reading this year? Have you joined any challenges?