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We're talking about reading challenges this week. I actually (accidentally) finished one this year. I finished Once Upon a Time by accident by virtue of reading the Mortal Instruments trilogy. Which didn't enrage me like Twilight did, but it made me sort of tired. However, it led to me finishing a challenge, so yay.
I don't know whether I'm going to answer this question right or not.
As for keeping me organised and goal-oriented ... uh .... no. I kind of have a hate/hate relationship with reading challenges. I join them, when they're all new, and shiny and I'm young and optimistic and full of hope, then the next thing I know, I'm a 50-year-old man in a convertible with an inappropriately young blonde. Weary, in other words.
And yet ... you know how there's one food that's totally bad for you but you just can't resist? For me, it's chocolate-covered pretzels. There's something about that sweet, salty goodness that turns me into Homer Simpson. Anyway. In terms of blogging, it's reading challenges.
I shouldn't do it, I know I shouldn't do it, but .... sigh. I still have the Dream King challenge, Dewey's Reading Challenge and the Art History Challenge, in terms of specifics. Then there's the 100+ Books challenge (SO not going to happen _ I'm not even to 50 for the year) and the Support Your Local Library Challenge. Oh, and my personal classics challenge, which is going so badly this year I might as well be reading cereal packets.
And then ... did you SEE the button for the Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name? Hosted here: http://zenleaf.blogspot.com/ I am so, so, so tempted. Partly because it gives me an excuse to read The Picture of Dorian Grey, which was one of last year's classics that I didn't get to, and partly because the Oscar Wilde button is so pretty. Shallow, I know.
The only reason I join reading challenges is because my hind-brain goes "Shiny!!!" and it all depends on whether I can talk it down or not.
"Dammit Jim, I'm a reading blogger, not a superhero!"
Happy Weekly Geeks everyone :)