Do you participate in reading challenges? I did in 2009 but found myself nearing the end of the year and having to rearrange my reading schedule in order to complete them. That was even with choosing challenges and levels that I thought would be easy for me to finish! For 2010 and 2011, I didn't do any challenges at all. Instead I let myself get a bit overwhelmed with review books until mid-2011 when I took a bit of a break from reviewing every single book I was reading and just read without any commitments.
For 2012, I plan to continue to limit my review commitments by only accepting books that I am extremely interested in. I'm giving myself permission to catch up on my personal to read pile and to borrow books from the library that have been on my reading list forever. With a baby on the way, I fully expect that my reading and reviewing time will be even more limited than it has been so I definitely don't want to take on too much.
With all of that said, I am going to join one reading challenge this year. Melissa at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf is hosting the 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge. This one should be right up my alley since I tend to read several of these types of books each year anyway. There are several possible levels for this challenge and I'm going to attempt the second one which is Maiden (6 - 10 books). I know I have three books on my reading list that will count and I'm sure I'll have more by some of my favorite authors as they get released. I'm not going to do a pre-list of what I'll be reading but I'll try to remember to update this post with links to my reviews as I finish books.
Check out the sign up post for all the official rules and join us in reading some witchy books this year.
Books I've Read (link to my reviews):
- Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory
- Witchful Thinking by H.P. Mallory
- Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
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