Okay, I’ve been seeing all these different posts for 2016 Reading Challenges, and you guys are SO tempting me! I’ve never done one. And now I’m weighing the pros and cons of doing one this coming year.
The possibility of completing one! – I love feeling like I accomplished something, so I know that if I complete a challenge, I will be ecstatic and have to throw myself a party or something, which will probably consist of buying myself more books 😉
Motivating myself to read books I have been wanting to read – This is probably the biggest reason I want to do a reading challenge. There are so many books that I have that I just don’t have time to read. I put review copies and blog tours ahead of books that I have. I can’t remember the last time I just read a book for fun and not because I had to. So, a challenge would definitely help me here…
Reading books I wouldn’t normally read – I have a type. And I stick to it. So, getting out of my comfort zone would be awesome. I know I’m missing out on so many books because I’m so stubborn and I look over or avoid books for one reason or another.
Updating my blog more often – Lately, I have been neglecting my blog because life has been getting in the way. If I have a challenge to commit to, maybe I can MAKE time for my blog. I’m having withdrawals. I miss my blog, and I miss reading so much!
I might have FUN! – Come on. Some of these challenges sound so fun!
Life will get in the way – Student teaching is kicking my butt right now. Yeah, I may be done in 2 weeks (YAY!!!), but then I will be applying for teaching jobs, doing my other part-time jobs, and taking care of my 3-year-old, so I KNOW that life will get in the way, and I may not complete the challenges, which will totally bum me out.
The stress – Knowing myself, I will stress myself out. I always tend to add too much to my plate, which then just causes unnecessary stress. I’m stressing myself out just thinking about this! Lol.
SO, do I try a couple challenges out? And even if I choose to, how do I choose the right one? I’ve seen a few, but I know there are so many out there that I’m missing. IF I do decide to participate in some, I think I would want something broad and not like a specific genre or anything. Any suggestions?