Well I have had great fun tracking down reading challenges – so many- hard to resist joining them all. So working on the principle that I wish to decrease my TBR pile – which in reality is about a shopful! I have tried to join either those which will help me diminish the pile or in the case of one will help me in my future writing.
I read a comment on one of the challenge pages from someone who wasn’t joining because his TBR pile was down to a couple of books – I was in shock for an amazing time. A couple! I wish.
Apart from not being able to resist books, and being incapable of just buying one at a time (it is an addiction you know – don’t deny it any of you with piles of books) I also went through a four year period of not reading anything -due to illness and stress they say! I didn’t however stop buying the books. It was like trying to tempt an invalid with ever increasingly delicious bites only to have the trays sent back untouched. I have hundreds in that pile. Years to clear even if I never bought another. Yeah. Right. That’s never going to happen!
From the 1st of January 2011 I am going to enter the following challenges (fingers crossed I can finish them) I am posting the lists of intended books on the page of challenge reads
A Classics Challenge = 7 classic, 3 of which can be re-reads if wished
Back to the Classics = 1 book from each of 9 different categories
Mount-TBR-Reading Challenge -going to start at Pikes Peak = 12 books
The Tea and Books Challenge -I’m going to start at Berry Tea Devotee = 4 books of over 700 pages
Chunksters Challenge might well go in at Mor-book-ly Obese level = 5 books over 450 pages and 3 books at over 600
It’s not actually as bad as it sounds because with all these I am
a) Clearing my TBR pile – and
b) can overlap in each challenge so some books will be in different challenges.
The next challenge The Telling Tales Reading Challenge I have taken on this one because I will be reading these books a lot in the next few months of research purposes – so these books will be aiding my own writing (Yay I can buy some more books:) I’m going in at level 1 = 5 books but already see this going up!
And of course although I can count the books read in the Sir Terry Prachetts Reading Challenge with The Telling Tales and clearing TBR Mountain lets be truthful here – this one is just for fun fun fun! No set books just something, anything by the man. I have about 5-6 on the TBR pile of his.
So you see I have only committed to about 1 a week over the year – not impossible.