Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you participate in readathons and/or reading challenges?
I think we all know I do reading challenges. 🙂 I’ve had annual challenges every year since starting this blog, though some years have been more intensive than others. I really enjoy reading challenges, partially because of how I use them. I don’t ever set challenges to get myself to read books I don’t want to read (well, except maybe for the “read long books I’ve been avoiding” challenge I did one year–and I ended up liking most of those book anyway). I use challenges to focus my reading, to remind myself to read books (or book types) I actually do want to read, but wouldn’t necessarily think about all the time.
I’ve never done a readathon. I read a LOT, but in small snatches. I rarely read for more than a half-hour stretch. Partially that’s a product of how my life is structured, but I’m also really used to that. I don’t often want to read for a lot longer than that. Well, I often think I do in theory…but I’m also pretty sure that really I’m a quick stop reader, and will get antsy most of the time if I read for a lot longer. Once in a while I’m genuinely in the mood to read all afternoon–but it’s unusual.
Are readathons or challenges a part of your reading?
2 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Goal-Oriented Reading”
Yes, me too – challenges help me pick things from my list to get on with. I also do Readathons, but not nonstop ones. Again, I use them to get me focused on things to Get Off My Shelf! (and they are usually for challenges, too).
Similar to you, I use challenges to help me read books I want to read soon or have been meaning to read for a long time, but I sadly don’t have time for readathons.