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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Announcing the 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge

This is my first time creating and hosting a challenge. YEA!

Over the past year, I have come across a few books or authors I have never read and feel I really should. Some are classics and some are published within the last 20 years or so. Regardless, these are books that I feel I must make time to read soon.

I also was reflecting on my first year of book blogging. I have learned a lot about myself and the commitments of book blogging and reviewing. Getting involved with review copies and challenges is fun, but it can be a bit distracting. But through these mechanisms, I have met many people and made some wonderful friends. I think I just need better organization and maybe a list to guide me through the new year.

Hence, the idea of this challenge. I know I just stated the whole distraction of challenges thing, but for me, this one is different. Besides it's my creation.
I need a plan with some defined goals for the new year. So I figured I could do this and ask others if they want to join me.

As the name implies, 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge, it's basically new year's resolutions for my reading. They can be anything you would like to accomplish in the coming year in the realm of reading, book blogging, or perhaps personal growth.

The rules are simple:

*Create your personal reading resolutions for the upcoming year in a post and link to it at the bottom. If you don't have a blog, that's cool too. Post your resolutions and updates in the comments of this post.

*Make sure to link back to this page so others can visit your pages and blogs.

*Get started on your resolutions! Once every 2 months, starting on February 15th, I'll have a post to check-in and see how everyone is doing. Kind of as a reminder to you to check your own progress.

*Challenge runs from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

There is no pressure or consequences with this challenge. I view it more as a personal challenge I can grow from. (Sounds corny, I know.)

If you have ideas or suggestions feel free to drop me a comment. This is my first time so I'm sure I've missed something.


Nise' said...

Yay! I am going to join, working on my challenge post.

Anonymous said...

This one will take some thinking on my part. I probably won't get to it until December, but I'll try and find some good goals :)

Book Dragon said...

GREAT challenge. I wrote up some goals a while ago for next year and already have some some changes. I'll formalize it and be back.

Amanda said...

That's awesome, I basically did the same thing today by creating 4 of my own personal challenges.

Jenny Girl said...

Girls: Glad this is intersting to you. Looking forward to reading your lists :)

Staci said...

I'll be back to sign up but right now I have to figure out my resolutions and if I can really stick with them!! LOL!!

Kari Wolfe said...

I'm definitely joining you on this one. I've been thinking about my book collection and what I want to do about it. I've got SO MANY books that I want to read already in my collection and I simply keep buying more.

I like the idea of setting our own resolutions and having a place to hold ourselves accountable (to a degree, I suppose), so thanks for coming up with the idea!

I'm working on my intro post on my blog, Imperfect Clarity:

When I publish it, I'll post a link to it here :)

Kari Wolfe said...

You can find my resolutions at:

That second one's a doozy, believe me!!!

Melissa Wiebe said...

Here is my list of resolutions:

Isabel said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge.

My resolution is to read books that have been on TBR list for 3 years or longer.

I'll list the books soon.

Jinx said...

This is a challenge that is right up my alley!
Great idea!

tanabata said...

I'm in. I've just posted my reading resolutions for next year, in the Mr. Linky above. I like the idea of checking in every couple of months to see how we're doing. Thanks for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just found your blog. I will DEFINITELY be joining your reading challenge!

You should check out this new challenge I just discovered. I'm going to join as soon as I get my book list together for it too.

I'll be back soon,
Katianne :)

Rayna Erlick said...

Hey Jenny--
I just jumped on board! I can't wait to be hearing from you :)

Irene said...

Hi Jenny: I'm in I think. I've a number of challenges that I'm into and this is my resolution to complete them.

Juliann said...

My own personal challenge is to read C.S. Lewis this year. I haven't determined exactly how much of his work I will read but I am working on some goals.

Melissa Wiebe said...

I have added an addition to my earlier post on my reading resolutions for this year. You can find it here:

Happy New Year :)

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I'm joining this reading challenge. My goal is to read 10 books in genres or by authors I would not normally choose.

Happy Reading!

Becky said...

I don't know if you wanted us to post our reviews, but I've posted my first resolution goal met in the Mr. Linky. You can also find it here:


gege said...

Hi, thanks for hosting this. My Linky seems not to be working now. Will try again later. In the meantime, here are my 2010 resolutions:

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