As a new blogger, I unfortunately discovered the many fun reading challenges other book-bloggers are running shortly after the new year. This meant most sign-ups were over. In a way, this was a good thing, since it kept me from adding anything else to an already pretty ambitious project! However, I think the community aspect of completing a challenge together could be fun. Fortunately, I discovered Maphead’s Book Blog which led me to two Non-Fiction challenges with ongoing sign-ups 😀
I will now be participating in (appropriately) the Dewey Decimal Challenge hosted by The Introverted Reader at the Master level (goal: 16-20 non-fiction books) as well as the Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Challenge hosted by My Book Retreat at the Master’s Degree level (goal: 25 non-fiction, non-memoir books). Although I hope that won’t be a challenge, since that would mean my semester had suddenly gotten a lot busier, I’m really not signing up for the extra goal. So far, the most rewarding part of blogging has been the interactions with other bloggers and readers, which I look forward to expanding through these challenges. Happy reading!