Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Reading Challenges

Okay, so I've never really kept track of my reading, at least I haven't outside of the more or less annual Adult Reading Programs put on by the Pikes Peak Library District (why should the kids get all the fun???  I love that my library gives me prizes for something I do anyway!!)

But posts by HeidiAlane and Lori in the last couple of days have inspired me.  So I'm going to join in three different reading challenges for 2010.  Eeek!!

The big one is to Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks.  Pretty self-explanatory.

The next challenge is from the Medieval Bookworm.  She has three levels to her challenge, and since we'll be moving into Medieval history for school sometime in 2010, and since I usually try to read ahead a bit on that kind of thing... well, I'm going for the King level.  That means I'm challenging myself to read NINE medieval books -- including at least two history titles, two historical fiction titles, and two literature titles.  This is a period I really don't know a lot about, and one we've never really studied in serious depth, so this will be excellent for me.

Another book goal is getting involved in the Classics Bookclub.  If I'm reading this right, I'll be creating a blog post once a quarter about the classics I've read.  And I need to set some goals.

The final challenge is What's in a Name, and it involves reading six books throughout the year that have specific stuff in their titles.  Things like a food, or a body of water.

I'll be starting separate posts for these challenges where I can keep track of how I'm doing throughout the year.  Obviously, some of this can (and will) overlap.

I opted out of one that looks great... the goal there is 100 books in a year.  If you are more aggressive than I am, you can check that out here.  Of course, I may decide to go for 100 this year yet...

Edited Jan 4:  Okay, this is addictive.  I'm crazy, I know it, but I'm adding three more reading challenges.  Honestly, none of these sound terribly challenging, but I think it will be fun to keep track.

J. Kaye's Book Blog is sponsoring the 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge.  I'm going for the Just My Size Level, which means reading 50 books this year from the library.  Since I'm already committing to a book a week, and since something like 98% of my reading is of library books, well, this level won't be a huge challenge.  

Royal Reviews is hosting an Audio Book Reading Challenge.  I'm going for the Addicted level, which means 12 audio books in 2010.  I'm already about 1/3 of the way through my first one.  If I end up getting a job in town, I'll go for Obsessed, which requires 20 books.

Royal Reviews is also hosting a Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.  There, well, I'm obsessed... that's easy enough.

LOL... I really ought to just sign up for that 100 book one.  I think I'm going to make it.

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