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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Reading Challenges, the Halfway Point

So I thought I'd check in on my Reading Challenges since it is half-way through the year. And also since I just read my best Reading Challenges book ever - the only one I could think of that would hit all four of my reading challenges (The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes.)

I am elated to be completely done with one of them! The Immigrant Stories Challenge. I only signed up for the lowest level, which was 3, but I am done, yay! I am exactly halfway on the Chunksters Challenge, three of six. Which actually does have me a little nervous but if my reading on my Australia trip goes as planned, I am bringing some chunksters along so I hope to knock this out then. And speaking of going to Australia, I have read five of twelve for my Aussie Author Challenge. I'm only one book behind and I'm not nervous because I pan to read Australian books while I am there. That only leaves my Non-Fiction, Non-Memoir Challenge. I was a little nervous about this one at the beginning of the year because I do love memoirs so much, and while it's been difficult to mostly forgo them, I haven't had any trouble reading Non-Memoir Non-Fiction books and have read 10 of my fifteen, with another one mid-way (listening to it on audio.)

Overall, I also set myself a number of books challenge which was 70 (I nearly went with 72 which is 6 a month but I rounded down for a round number.) According to Goodreads, I am 2 books behind. I've been behind since the very beginning, since I read 2 chunksters in January, but I did catch up this month, thanks to a few long plane trips. Those always make for excellent reading time, which is also why I'm looking forward to the Australian trip (17.5 hours from Dallas to Sydney! Not to mention getting to Dallas from here and getting to Adelaide from Sydney!)

All in all, I'm doing better than usual on my challenges! I'm not feeling particularly constrained or anxious about them, and I'm not especially behind on any. Yay! A good way to start the second half of the year.

1 comment:

Booksnyc said...

Congrats on finishing the Immigrant Stories Challenge!

Australia is definitely a place I want to visit - I can't wait to hear about it!