It's that time of year again....after all the presents have been unwrapped, the wine glasses are empty, and all the food one can consume has been done.... it is time for a New Year’s resolution! It's a tradition for the New Year. One that almost all of us make and most of us break! Usually I will nonchalantly make a New Year's resolution with the belief that I probably won't last a week, but this year I really sat down and thought of something that would be feasible and fun.
I just started this blog, and this past year I have really gotten back into reading, so I thought, what better way to really, truly challenge myself with something that I know I will actually strive to accomplish? So I started to check out the challenges out there and came up with a few that I really liked.
The first one I chose was the Goodreads challenge. I did this one last year and almost completed it! I came in a little late to the game in March because I didn't even know this challenge existed until then. This year though I raised the stakes by 5 books and feel confident I am going to hit my goal.
The second challenge I choose was Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013 that was created by the amazing group at Historical Tapestry. This challenge has levels, and I went for the middle ground because although I have total confidence in myself, I don’t want to overexert my ability. So, I choose the Renaissance Reader level which means I will complete 10 historical fictions.
The third challenge I am going to try and conquer is The Classics Club , which challenges me to read 50 classics in 5 years. The biggest reason I chose this challenge was because I am constantly saying to myself that I wish I read more classics. I also have 5 years to finish it so I can read the classics at a more leisurely pace.
So that’s it. Three challenges for the year(s). There are so many out there that sounded fantastic, but I knew I had to limit it to 3 at the most or I would be in real danger of getting overwhelmed and not finishing any of them. Wish me luck on this new endeavor.