Well, since I know I’m not going to have any more challenge updates this year, I feel safe in doing the wrap-up early.
First, lets look at the challenges I entered and what my success was:
2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Hosted by Historical Tapestry. No surprise here, I completed this one, way early. I needed 25 for the Ancient History level and ended up with 36.
Nicholas Sparks 2013 Reading Challenge Hosted by The Book Vixen. Well, I completed it, but just barely. I entered the First Date level and needed to read 1-4 books. I completed just one, and that was in January 2013. I didn’t read any more after that. So technically a success.
2013 Ebook Challenge Hosted by Workaday Reads. I set myself a goal of 10 books (CD level) which I figured would be some amount of a challenge since I don’t read a whole lot on my Kindle yet. However, I did read exactly 10 books this year on my Kindle, so success!
War Through the Generations: American Revolution Hosted by War Through the Generations. The American Revolution is my favorite war to read about. So I picked the Dip level to read 1-3 books. I successfully read 3 books set during the American Revolution period.
2013 Audio Book Challenge Hosted by Teresa’s Reading Corner. This one was the big surprise for me. I only managed 23 (and a half) – the goal was 25. I think this is the first year I haven’t finished this challenge. I think the difference this year is that the books I chose to listen to on audiobook were much longer than previous years.
I also participated in The Four Month Challenges hosted by Book Drunkard. I never anticipate finishing these, and I didn’t, so I’m not too concerned about that one.
Overall, I did MUCH better at the challenges than I had thought I did. I have been really bad this year at updating anything related to challenges, whether on my own challenge pages or on the actual hosted websites. I have just been SO busy at working on all the other aspects of my blog that I haven’t had the time to keep on top of it. I think that 2014 is going to be the year of much fewer (or no) challenges. I hesitate to eliminate challenges all together, but I might pick just one or two next year. If there is a good topic for the War Through the Generations I might sign up for that one, we will see.
2014 is going to be VERY busy for me. We have my fiancé's veterinary school graduation is May and then starting a new job, we are getting married in June, and then moving etc. So I need to keep the commitment level low in the challenge category.
What was your challenge success this year? How do you handle reading challenges?
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