Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Challenge Up-Date and 2011 Challenges-Yes, Let's do it again...

In 2010 I participate in three challenges and finished...drum roll please-none of them.  I could be morose about this or hide it under the proberbial rug but it was my first time participating and I just didn't accomplish it.  I do have a busy life, two busy children and a husband in overdrive 90% of the time.  Like I tell my children: "oh well, these things happen." The thing is I am more than willing to try again.  I plan to finish my 2010 challenges while working on the new ones...full circle.  I signed up for this last year at J. Kaye's blog which is now Home Girl's book blog.  My stats are here-2010 Reads.  I read 86 books-some fantastic and I'm happy about all of them.  The key is I want, really want to get to 100+ and I'll keep trying until I do.  I'm awed by people like Janssen (200 books) and Tina (250+)

This year I'll be logging here with my reading numbers and reviews. 

Find the details here at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

I did this one last year hosted by Diane and also failed miserably but I want to keep going to finish the stack not read and I've added some new titles.  What this challenge did for me was to curb my desire to buy books.  I sought other sources-like I'm now a full-fledged member of Paperback Book Swap.  I never have an excess of money so I've always been slow to purchase brand-new hardcovers but found it incredibly easy to buy paperbacks or second-hand-I've slowed this down cuz my stacks were too tall.  So I've gotta keep going with this challenge, making up for unfinished reads. Here are my stats(19 out of 50, so sad, can only go up from here) for this challenge-Reading from my own shelves list.   See my new list tomorrow. 
Home Girl's Book Blog, formerly J. Kaye's blog hosted this last year and again I made not a great showing. I'm going to finish the titles on this list but am not signing up for it again. Here are my stats (33/50)-Support your local library challenge.

How did your challenges go this year?  Let me know with a comment.  Happy Reading!


NatalieSap said...

I have to blog about my challenges as well. It was my first year participating too, and I reached all of my goals. Though I don't think I joined challenges that were challenging enough for me. I like that you're carrying your old ones over to this year. It makes more sense than arbitrarily cutting yourself off just because of the new year. I'm not a big fan of time, can you tell? :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm happy you are joining Reading from My Shelves Project. I love the library as well so it sometimes conflicts :) good luck