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  • Writer's pictureTerrie

My Reading Challenges update

I was probably a bit overly ambitious this year when I set off down the path of trying to complete 5, count ' em FIVE, challenges. But, challenges for me aren't particularly stressful because I really just use them to occasionally pull me out of my comfort zone, out of my usual picks, and into new reading territory. I don't view challenges as a competition or a "must finish" situation and if I don't finish, I don't really's just a fun exercise.

So at just a little over half way through the year, here's a quick look at my challenge stats:

You might notice that I've read 58 books but satisfied 95 challenge categories.....a little double dipping going on there! And at 95 categories satisfied, I'm not quite half way and yet just over half way through the year. Might have to step up the pace a bit.

Here's a little more info......just cuz I'm that kind of reading nerd!

Or, maybe you're interested in how many books / pages I read each month?

What sort of info do you track with your reading? What method do you use - a notebook, a reading log, Excel, or none at all?

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It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


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