Weekly Geek NINE is to update progress on any / all challenges you’ve signed up for and if you haven’t signed up for any, then to do so and report on it. The page on this blog titled 2008 tbr is actually a challenge recap and tracking page for my own use. I use the Rec’d page to copy titles/authors I want to remember to get to eventually.
NOVELLA Challenge :: I can be proud that I’ve completed the novella challenge. Officially, at least, I read more than I said I would and I find that I keep adding to the list! Which, I suppose, is OK to do, yes?
ONE BOOK :: Amy has thrown down a challenge that I signed up for and now realize that I’m probably NOT the target market (reader/audience/challenge-accepter) for this one. She designed this for those non-reader types who struggle to complete one book a year. Obviously, that is not me. To date, I’ve read 30 books already in 2008 and on the pace I am on, I should surpass the goal I set in January for 33, and just may hit 60! However, if do want to finish Anna Karenina and need more motivation to do so, this might be the challenge to place it in. (It’s already / also a part of my 1% of the Best 1001 Challenge; read on.)
The 1% Well-Read Challenge :: The goal of which is to read 10 books in 10 months that are listed in the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. One, I like to consider the idea of not being able to die until all these books are read. This same motivation applies to my wish to visit the 1000 Places to See Before I Die. Truthfully, I know neither of these will ever be completed. Two, I want to be considered ‘well-read’. Three, so many authors on this list are on my want-to-read list anyway. I’m already one book off the one per month pace. Oh well. I fully expect my list to change, too. But I hope to keep the same authors…
And lastly, since I love memoirs and autobiographies and biographies, it was a no brainer to sign up for the In Their Shoes Challenge. However, this is the one that I’m not sure I’m officially ‘signed up’ for and to be honest, don’t know if that is important. I’m not sure what “being involved” with it really means.
What happens when I complete a challenge? Is it not just the personal feeling of accomplishment? That, to me, is all I need. Why do YOU get involved with challenges? Am I missing something else?
Sure enough, I start to go read other blogs for this week’s theme and I’m thinking about signing up for MORE! eek…