Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Book-A-Day Challenge

So, it's no secret that I have a lot of books on my TBR pile. I think I'm currently at 100 books (goodreads check says 112 and I'm hoping to get more books in the next few days). 

It's also not a secret that I'm now on summer vacation. Only responsibility I have this summer is to watch Boy when he's home and do some summer reading and a calculus packet. 

This gave me the crazy idea to read one book every day for this summer (I mean...the week I'm actually on vacation, not included). This way I make a massive dent in my TBR pile and I'll have lots of reviews stored up for when I go back to school and start senior year. I definitely need to focus on school and college applications and getting a job come fall and so a lot of my time will be gone.

The challenge starts Monday (June 20) and some point in late August. I don't have all the details worked out because I'm working on this as I go.

Will this challenge go perfectly? I dunno. But this weekend I'll be typing up reviews I haven't done and getting caught up on blogging to start this challenge. 

If anyone feels like joining me, go ahead! The more of us doing it, the more likely we are to succeed...theoretically. 

The books I'm working with:



I've realised that I do things better when I'm involved in some sort of challenge or something, particularly reading. Example: I was in kind of a reading funk but when Julie and I did the "books my co-blogger forced me to read" challenge, it was easy to get through them while left to my own devices, I would've probably dragged it out a lot longer.

The stupid thing is that I love reading. Once a book has me hooked, I can finish it in a few hours. My problem is procrastination. I procrastinate a lot...I'm in kind of a reading funk right now because there are so many books that I want to read but when I'm in the mood to read, I just let myself get distracted with other things.

Anyway, I was whining about this to Julie the other day and said I read more/better when it's part of a challenge and she said she was doing this challenge and I was all, "Ooh! That'll work!" - so basically, I'mma jump in on Julie's challenge.

I can't wait until I can get to some of my own books too, I have a big stack of review books with really close together release dates (actually about 5 have the same release date: July 4th) and while they sound good and I'll probably like/love them, I still want to get through some of my own books that I chose and bought. 

And I'm done rambling.



  1. Good luck with your challenge Julie. I wish I didn't have to work all day, because I'd be reading too. :)

  2. Hmm I think I may join you in this challenge although I don't have nearly as many books as you! But yeah, I'm liking that idea. Good luck!

  3. Best of luck with your challenge.

    I may end up joining, but on a lesser scale, working full time and all, but I read fast AND have weekends open as well as audiobooks.

    You can do it!

  4. Awesome challenge. I did this for about a week. I really only had a week of vacation before my internship started. I'd love to be able to do this ALL SUMMER. Good luck. :)



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