During 2012 I joined my first reading challenge ever, the R.I.P event. Thanks to this "push" I read a bunch of books I was considering but never got to them. Around the same time, I round up the courage and did the 24 hour Read-a-Thon, and that gave me the opportunity to do nothing else than read, something I rarely do. And finally, I joined my first book club ever, the Sword and Laser book club and this opened my horizons to books that I didn't know about (like the Dirty Streets of Heaven) or books I was thinking about reading, but what if I don't like it (like Cloud Atlas).
Bottom line, this year I joined reading groups of different sorts. It was the encouragement of my boyfriend and the other people in those groups that motivated me to tackle certain books and certain subjects. So I was thinking that during 2013 I should not only remain in my book club, and re do the challenges (the read-a-thon will have to be on the fall session since I have a Pre-Doctorate exam coming Yikes!) but maybe join another challenge...this time a yearlong challenge.
So I went to A Novel Challenge (great website BTW) and decided on my 2 new challenges of 2013, you can also find some information in the brand new tabs up here.
This is a very pretty challenge, in my opinion. We travel with our books, so why not add a map showing our trip, right?