I’m a bit of a book lover, although I do go through phases of not reading much at all…that’ll be last October and December then. I did however, still manage to complete my 50 books challenge in 2013 which was previously hosted by Mama Owl (as well as me keeping track on Good Reads).
I’m up for the challenge again, and this time it’s been hosted by Ups & Downs, Smiles & Frowns, so I’ll hopefully be remembering to link up each month and write an update post. I also want to get a bit more organised about writing reviews as they were extremely sporadic last year!
Generally I buy my favourite authors in print (as they’re cheaper than on Kindle), and then find new authors through the Kindle offers and free books. It’s handy having others doing the challenge, as you can discover new books via them as well.
I’ve also signed up for the Picture book reading challenge over at Child Led Chaos. I’d vaguely spotted it last year and thought it was madness, but obviously I’m a bit nuts (or just obsessed with books) so will now be on the lookout for even more books. Sorry to the OH who’s already despairing about them being all over the place.
This challenge entails 300 books for the year. N’s not overly keen on new books coming into the fold, so hopefully this will encourage him to look outside of his standard repertoire (unlike myself who never reads a book twice…well, apart from maybe a couple of classics).
I’m hoping that toilet training at the moment means lots of books to look at, so we should be able to read the average each week rather than struggling if he doesn’t want a bedtime story. Damn work, getting in the way of our reading exploration.
So lots of plans for more reading – not quite sure where my crocheting is going to fit into all of this but here’s hoping.
I’ll be updating each month under my books menu at the top of the page, so do come back and find out how we’re getting on. If you’ve got any recommendations for books to read for either myself or N, then feel free to drop us a note as well.