So I’m a bit late writing this introductory post (blame it on a combination of busy-ness and forgetfulness) but at the end of last year I put my name down to take part in Sheila at Book Journey’s 2015 Library Challenge. The aim is to do your bit to support your local library by using it. As I’ve just reviewed my first library book of the year (Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti), I thought I should probably get this post written too.
I’ve written before about how much I love my local library and a quick glance at my reviews will show how much I use it, so this was a bit of a no brainer for me and, whilst, I know it’s a challenge I kind of see it more as a fun way of seeing just how many library books I read and how many different types of books and authors I take a chance on because (and this is one of my favourite things about the library) they are free!
There are a number of levels for the challenge from 1 to 5 books for Novice through to 28+ for going pro. I’d say I read at least two books a month for the library, which puts me at the experienced level already (pats self on back) so I will have to “go pro” I think and aim for 28+. I’ll also aim to review each one, something I don’t do with all the books I read. I think this will be fun and look forward to sharing my library reads with you plus reading about how others taking the challenge get on.
Have a good Sunday all!
Good luck going pro! I don’t use the library as much as I used to – maybe a couple of books/year. I think that’s due to all the review books and ebooks I read these days. I donate books to the used books sale though.
It helps mine is at the bottom of my street. So far, I haven’t done much with review copies. I don’t know if I will or it will change my reading if I do. Be interesting to see. Emma
Good luck! I’ve given up the library for a while, to catch up with my own books for the TBR Dare, but I miss it and libraries do really need the support of the bookish.
They do. I am lucky ours is small, local, and does a lot in the community, good look o your dare! I would hate to think about trying to get my full to be read list down. Emma
I’m doing this one too! I love my library and their digital site is amazing. I’m excited to be pushing myself to actually use the resource! Good luck!
It sounds like a good one doesn’t it (now I’ve remembered I planned on doing it!).