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This week’s topic is Favourite Bookmarks but as someone who reads a lot of books on a Kindle (and therefore has no need for a bookmark) and who, when reading a physical book, will use any bit of paper to hand as a bookmark, I’m doing my own thing this week.
As we approach the end of the year, I’ve been reviewing progress against the reading challenges I signed up for this year with the consequence I need to face the fact I’m really bad at completing reading challenges!
Here are ten reasons why:
- I sign up for too many challenges
- I set targets that are too ambitious
- I’m wildly over-optimistic about the number of books I’ll be able to read in a given time period
- I don’t learn from previous experience
- I don’t make things easy for myself, e.g. rarely taking advantage of the freedom to change lists or swap out books
- I get tempted to read other books that are not part of reading challenges
- I fail to take into consideration other review commitments such as blog tours
- I make insufficient allowance for the fact that sometimes life gets in the way of reading
- I convince myself there’s still plenty of time…when it’s already November
- I’ll do the same thing all over again next year!
Are you good at completing reading challenges and, if so, do you have any tips? Or, like me, do you perpetually fail?
Some of my 2019 reading challenges
Goodreads Reading Challenge – 118 out of 156 books read (okay-ish)