This week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges?
The answer is I do – well, at least for the reading challenges part and I did – for the readathon part. I stopped the latter because I found something would always come up after I had said I would participate and then I either wouldn’t get any reading done at all or the amount I would do would be pitiful and I’d be almost embarrassed posting updates at the end.Saying that, now that I am about to make my big life change (only six weeks to go before I am self-employed!), my participation in readathons might change because I will be more in control of my time. I have always wanted to do the Dewey 24 hour readathon for example and this next time (October) might be my chance.
I doubt I’ll take part in more reading challenges. This year I did three – Classic Club (a rollover from the previous years, which I am woefully behind on), the Cloak and Dagger Challenge (which I’m pretty much on target for, mainly because it is books I would read anyway…and no, it’s not cheating!), and the Discussion Challenge (which is back on track after a fairly pitiful start).
I also set myself some personal reading challenges, which I don’t know if they count for this answer, but were to help me read out of my comfort zone or stick to promises about reading new to me authors from last year. I did an update post on all my challenges (bar the Classic Club because I am – again – embarrassed by my progress) and you can find that here.
And that’s it for my answer. What about you – do you take part in readathons and challenges and which ones? If not, why not? Enquiring minds (well my mind) wants to know.