Whew! I can’t believe we are halfway through 2010. As I did in March, I thought I’d check in with my challenges and see how I’m doing.
– This challenge ended on May 16th. Thus this is a challenge I failed to complete, and I’m okay with that. I used to read poetry in college, but the motivation is just not there anymore.
Flashback Reading Challenge (a re-read challenge): 1/6
Thriller and Suspense Challenge: 5/12
Colorful Reading Challenge: 2/7
What’s in a Name 3/6
– This has been one of my favorite challenges to do. It’s a satisfying feeling to “follow-up” with an author, see the similar themes between books, or the evolution in the author’s writing.
Memorable Memoir Challenge 2/4
And finally, my personal challenge to read 19 books older than myself:
7 responses to “Challenge Check-in: June edition”
I don’t do a lot of challenges, but I do feel you on the poetry issue. I wanted to start reading some poetry this year, but I just can’t bring myself to. e. e. cummings is as far as I can go.
Whoo!! Go Christy! I’m just doing one challenge and am halfway through. I always seem to find the challenges about 6 months after they’ve started and then it’s like I missed the boat.
Thats quite good, Ive really enjoyed the challenges Ive joined so far this year.
That 2nd reading challenge is great – I will even go so far as to read everything by an author once I discover that I enjoy their writing.
I think you are doing great and have a reasonable amount of books read and books left to read. I always overcommit in reading challenges. I should do a post like this too to see where I am.
congrats on what you’ve accomplished so far. i think you’re in great shape for completing the challenges. good luck as the rest of the year goes on!
Thanks all for the cheerleading!
Lit Omnivore – I love e.e. cummings! I should have picked up one of his books for the challenge.
Erin – yeah, I’ve come across other challenges and kicked myself for missing them, but I think I do have plenty at the moment.
Jessica – glad to hear that you’re enjoying your challenges as well!
Scott – I’ve thought about doing that maybe as a project for a future year – read everything by a particular author. I know I’ve seen another blogger who is reading all of Tim O’Brien’s work chronologically.
Jenners – I don’t think I’ll participate in this many challenges next year. I like them, but a few of them I think I won’t do next year.
toothy – Thanks!