Sunday, May 9, 2010

Challenging Myself

Okay, so this is not a usual blog post for me. In fact, I have contemplated starting another blog. For now though I have decided to post here about the reading challenges I have decided to sign up for. It all started with a scroll down through the Almost Unschoolers blog. Ticia, over at Adventures in Mommydom, responded to the inquiry I made on my last post, where I asked about Christians and unschooling. She suggested I check out the Almost Unschoolers blog, which I did. The posts that I have gotten around to reading have really intrigued me. Then I found her posts on the 2010 Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge.

Which led me to search for Christian suspense novels and authors. I was surprised to realize we have some available in our church library (I know because I am now the librarian there and I remembered a couple of the names from when I was reorganizing). I plan on taking out the series by Terri Blackstock for starters.

I then happened across a link for the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge. At first I thought this would be crazy to attempt, seeing as it is already May. However, anything that has been read this year counts, soooo..... all I have to do is remember all those books I have read already this year and the task will not appear so unsurmountable. Either way, I am looking forward to the challenge.

This evening, as I was hopping around other's blogs who are involved in these challenges, I found myself intrigued once again and tempted to sign up for another reading challenge. Deborah, over at Books, Movies and Chinese Food has a Nancy Drew challenge. The goal for this challenge is to read the "yellow spine" edition of the books, starting with book #1 and ending with #56. These are the ones I fell in love with as a kid and I have wanted to reread them for a while now. I would also love if my 13 year old daughter would read along with me. One can only hope. I already have several on hold at the library!

So along with the Nancy Drew challenge and the Thriller/Suspense Challenge, I will be reading my books on homeschooling, unschooling, Montessori etc, (as I always have 2-3 books going at one time) so I think the 100+ challenge is definitely doable.

Stayed tuned for my normal Tot School/Preschool Corner post, we have concluded U and started our Creation lapbooks.

Here is the link to the post with all the books I have read, I will add to this as I go.


  1. I remember when she first featured those challenges. She's actually gotten me reading the Tea Shop Murders by Julia Child (I think).
    I saw the Nancy Drew challenge and thought it was amusing. It'd be such an awesome bonding experience with your daughter.
    I'd have to remember to actually write down what I read if I participated in any of these. I've probably already got a fair number read, but who knows.

  2. I love reading! I am currently doing a reading "challenge" with for the spring! Have fun reading :-)


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