I don’t want reading assigned to me. I can assign it myself, and then get itchy and read something else instead; I’m that bad. Any to-do list I make ends up abandoned while I go insanely busy doing other things in order to avoid “the list.”
But this year I joined a reading challenge because it seemed it would be impossible for me not to do. I love historical fiction–mysteries, romances, fantasies, sf. And when I saw a very striking badge for the sidebar and the only requirement needed is you commit to reading X-number of historical fiction novels in 2013, and X-number was very small, compared to what I usually do, I decided to do it.
I then created my own challenge in an effort to read some of my TBR pile–a pile, mind you, that is filled with books I really want to read and yet haven’t gotten around to doing so for no good reason because I’ve certainly been reading others.
There are A-Z Challenges. (Read a book that begins with every letter in the alphabet.) Author challenges. (Heyer, Austen, others.) Classics challenges. (Read those classics you’ve never managed to read before.) Challenges that range from sexual preferences to literary merit.
A lot of them are listed here.
What about you? Are challenges silly? Fun? Tedious? It’s the last day of the year. Are you joining any challenges for 2013?
I guess this year I’ll find out if my list-phobia strikes again, if I manage to avoid all the books I love simply because I put them on an agenda!