On Challenges

I know there’s still time left on the 2008 reading challenges but I’ve decided to throw in the towel on some as I know there is just no way I’m going to complete them by the end of the year. So, unfortunately I’m out of the Orbis Terrarum challenge and My Year of Reading Dangerously challenge. I’m especially bummed out about the Dangerous challenge because I had started off so well on that one and then things just stalled.

I don’t think I’ll finish the What’s In a Name challenge but I’m leaving that up there as I’ve finished one additional book for it (review to come) and maybe I’ll even get to another. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I finish the First in a Series and the Seconds challenges. Thank goodness for mystery series because really that’s the only reason I seem to be doing so well on those two.

Anyway, I wanted to do a bit of housekeeping and free up my sidebar because of course I’m already contemplating which challenges to join in 2009. If you’ve checked out the challenge blog you’ll see that new ones pop up all the time and so many sound very tempting.

I had told myself that I was only going to join shorter challenges next year – like only 4-6 books – but then my friend Isabel is hosting the 9 for 09 challenge and I can’t say no to her. I’m seriously considering the Latin American challenge, my husband thinks I should do the German challenge and I just saw the latest What’s in a Name II. Oh so many good ones.

I’ll post on each individual challenge I join with my list of books, because that’s part of the fun, and I’ll do another end of the year post to track my progress. For now, I’m just excited to say that I have been sticking to my plans for the most part and going with books from my stacks. Yay.

So how about you, how are you doing on your challenges and have you decided which ones to do next year?

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