Reading has been part of my life since I was taught to read when I was in kindergarten. My mother purchased a whole set of children’s picture book to encourage me and my sister to read aloud and read as many as possible. It is probably due to my mom being a wide reader herself. She wanted to pass her hobby to her two little girls and she did not fail on that life goal.
I am not a person who has those new year’s resolution but I do set one year-long goal for myself every year.This year my goal is to read more than the past few years.
Ever since I focused on finishing Dentistry I had to set aside this hobby of mine. I still read a book or two every year but I know that it is not enough.
With that long overdue goal done, (I am patiently waiting for the DLE results as I write this) I have all the time to focus on myself and my pastimes. It also help lessen the stress and the anxiety of waiting for the results. It’s like my brain’s stress ball.
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So I was looking around the inter webs and on facebook for tips and what to put on my to-be-read book pile, when I encountered an article about reading challenges.
Reading Challenges, what’s that?
Basically, a reading challenge can be classified into two (based on my observation.)
One form has reading prompts and the other tracks down how many books you have read throughout the year.
I have tried the latter challenge last year but did not hit my goal of reading 24 books in a year because “dentistry is calling” .
This year I want to try out the reading challenges with prompts. I think it will help me in making up my mind on what book to read next.
Reading Challenges I will participate in
Bookbed’s Reading Challenge
I told myself to read more local books this year and I know this will help me in my mini goal leading to my year long goal of reading more. 🙂
I hope you can join us as well and use #BookbedReadsPHLit so that we know you are participating.
[x] Any book by a Filipino author: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan
PopSugar Reading Challenge
A book involving travel: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
So with all of these challenges, I think I can reach my reading goal. 🙂 Will you join me in facing this challenges?
Comment down below if you will and what you think about reading challenges. If you have book suggestions, don’t be shy to tell me. 🙂
’til next post!