Amanda’s Dueling Reading Challenges: I Should Have Seen This Coming

September 15, 2016 Geek Girl Life, Reading 0

Remember how I was so proud of myself for being on track with my dueling reading challenges?

Well, I bailed.

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Before you gasp in shock and horror (because you totally are, right?), I’d like to say that I’m not giving up on reading for the rest of the year. I’ve just run into some hiccups along the way with projects and real life, and even a few reading slumps. Plus, I just want to read outside my challenge prompts, and I’d rather read something that I want to read than force myself to slug through another book because I feel obligated. I’m not in school anymore, so I really don’t have to do that. This is partially because of the Book Riot and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books podcasts that I listen to that give me all kinds of recommendations. I may throw myself into some good ole bodice rippers next. But it’s more likely that I’ll get a start on the second book in Claudia Gray’s Firebird series or the first of the Poldark books.

Of course, there’s something to be said for sticking with a challenge that I set for myself. I should be less of a quitter, but this was a totally voluntary thing. And frankly, I should have timed it better. I knew it was going to be a tight squeeze with as late as I started. So, here I am waving a white bookmark on my dueling reading challenges. I’m still on track for my overall goal of reading 55 books this year, and without the constraints of a thematic challenge, I may even exceed my goals.

I probably shouldn’t get ahead of myself (again).

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