Why I Love Wednesdays: Feb 1st

Why I love Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the fun blog, Reflections of a Bookaholic. It's a mid-week meme focusing on something loved about books or bookish. I do a lot of memes already that are general questions, but some of these themes and prompts are a bit different so thought it looked fun!

Books Challenges

Why I love...Book Challenges!

I blogged for years, read for years amongst the internet community, while everyone else seemed to be doing reading challenges year in and year out. There's many themed ones that don't appeal to me, and then there's author specific ones, genre specific, and just goal count challenged to encourage.

Finally I gave in and tried it the summer of 2011. I have been bitten by that bug too now, ladies and gents. Bitten big time. This year I'm going even more all out.

I love book challenges because they encourage me to read more, keep expanding the genres I'm into so I don't grow stale and rutted, share challenges with others and see their progress, and  feel accomplished at something I love doing anyway.

I don't enjoy ones such as "By State, by Alphabetical name", but all encompassing genre tracking, author specific when I have a lot of them on my TBR shelf to get to, those are completely fun.