You’ve seen them. You’ve participated in them. Goodreads has their yearly challenge. Book Bingo Boards. Read Harder. Your local library. And so on. The list is ENDLESS.
When I was a small child, I adored reading. I learned early and received my first library card at the age of 4. (My Gma promised me if I could sign my name.) I loved the summer reading programs and always participated in them. If not for the prizes (yay! Prizes!) but for the feeling of accomplishment.
Last year my library did a summer reading program for adults. Read 100 hours and get a Tshirt.
Needless to say I managed it in a few weeks. All of last summer I think I read a total of 240 hours. XD
The point of a reading challenge is to HAVE FUN. BRANCH OUT. ENJOY YOURSELF. If your not experiencing any of those things, what’s the point? Don’t stress it. The fact you are reading is a good thing!
I challenged myself to try and read 40 books in 40 days. Day 3 and I just started my work week. I’m probably not going to finish a book before I pass out. XD Nor am I going to stress it. The whole goal is to get through my library pile. Or at least make a dent in it. 🙂
I am an overachiever when it comes to reading. I usually participate in all the challenges, read the “hard books.” (Les Miserables by Victor Hugo was a doozey). I like to read and I excell at reading challenges. 🙂
So if your a busy mom, a college student, etc. TAKE TIME for a bit of fun reading. Audio books. E books. Go to the library and see their selection. Read a book your friend recommended. JUST READ.
And now I’m going to snuggle into bed and attempt the most Englishy English book I’ve ever come across. XD