Yesterday I wrote a post for my Weekly Geeks task in which I listed the challenges that I have been participating in during 2010. I know some fellow bloggers feel that taking part in challenges in some ways puts a strait-jacket on their reading, and that they cease to be the chooser of the books they read.
My experience with challenges is a little different to that: I feel you can still read the books you want to read - you just need to keep an eye on the requirements of the challenges as well, and complete those that you can. Take the Global Reading Challenge for example - what this does is encourage you to choose books set authentically (often translated titles) outside your usual geographic boundaries.
So I'm interested to know how you feel about reading challenges, how many you have on the go at present (including those you've already completed this year), and what you feel participation does for you. Equally, if you have decided against challenges, why have you done that?
Over at the top of the right hand column you'll find a poll where you can record the number of challenges you are (or have been) taking part in this year. But do leave a comment too. If you have a page on your blog where you list your challenges, leave the URL in your comment. Or alternatively just list the challenges so others can Google for them.
** Do you read Agatha Christie novels? or watch Agatha Christie films? How about writing a blog post about them?
Put your hand up for the celebratory Agatha Christie blog tour in September
There are tour stops available so think about when it would suit you to host a stop on your blog.
Other posts this week
- ACRC Update - 14 August 2010
- Review: THE ABC Murders, Agatha Christie
- Setting the Stage for Murder in New Zealand #3X - the finalists
- To read an e-book or not?
- Forgotten Books: THE STONE HAWK, Gwen Moffat
- Audio Book Challenge Update #7
- Review: THE MESSENGER, Daniel Silva (Audio)
- Review: THE CROSSING PLACES, Elly Griffiths
- Step into a world made entirely of books
- Melbourne Writers Festival, Aug 27 - Sep 5
- Shamus Nominations 2010
- Larsson's Just The Tip Of The Nordic Literary Iceberg
- Pieces of carpet that could solve a murder mystery
- Finalists for remaining CWA Daggers - Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood)
- 49th Book Review Blog Carnival available
- PD James turns 90
- Happy 75th birthday to the paperback
- TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD turns 50
- Ned Kelly Awards at MWF Sept 3
- 2012 National Year of Reading in Australia