Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Sunday Salon - 7 December 2008

I can't believe it's been over a month since my last TSS post. Today I decided to post about my challenges. The year is coming to an end, and it's time to reflect on what I did in 2008 and set goals for 2009.

The challenges that I joined this year are:
* The 1% Well-Read Challenge - I've read 5 books, reviewed 4, and have 5 left to read. Yay!
* The Book Awards II Challenge - I've read and reviewed 1 book, and have 9 left to read. Yikes!
* A Midsummer Night's Challenge - I read and reviewed both books for this challenge. Yay!
* The July Book Blowout Challenge - I met (and exceeded!) my goal of reading 10 books during the month of July. Yay!
* Life Books Challenge - I have not read the three books I chose for this challenge. Yikes! I'd still like to complete it, even though the challenge is long gone. The books sound interesting, and I love the challenge concept.

The challenges I have signed up for in 2009:
* 100 Shots of Short - no time limit, no required books, just reading 100 short stories
* The Well-Seasoned Reader Challenge - read three books dealing with food, travel, or culture
* The YA Book Challenge - read 12 YA books
* The Year of Readers - donating money to a literary charity

Wish me luck! :)

8 comments:

Veens said...

Yikes! :D
It is alright... challenges are there.. but it is not really necessary to complete them ALL! :)
I could never read under pressure :)

:)

Nymeth said...

Good luck, Jessi!

Marie said...

wow, look at all those challenges. i always want to participate but i can never stay focused long enough :-)

Dreamybee said...

Good luck on all your challenges! I keep thinking about joining, but I'm afraid that would take the fun out of reading. I tend to have an "I'll do it because I want to, not because you tell me to!" attitude toward...well, almost everything. Because, you know, I'm such a grown up!

Bybee said...

The short story challenge looks interesting.

N.Vasillis said...

I see we signed up for some of the same challenges: YA, Year of Readers, Book Awards 2, 100 shots of short. Good luck on your challenges and congratulations for being the winner over at "Stuff as Dreams are Made On"!

Chris said...

Hey Jessi!!! Come on over to my blog...there's a present waiting for you ;)

Veens said...

Jessi you WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matrimony WINNER
come over to my blog -- http://test-veens.blogspot.com/2008/12/winner-of-matrimony-is.html