Saturday, September 4, 2010

Book Challenge Complete!!

I'm done!!! I have completed the Support your Local Library Book Challenge.  Click here to see my list of books that I completed for this challenge. 

I had a great time with this challenge.  I love the library.  I love browsing for books.  I love reading books.  This challenge was right up my alley.

I read some great books, some not so great ones and finished a couple that I thought I would never get through.  I also gave up on a couple of books.  Life is too short and there are too many good books to waste your time trying to read a book that just doesn't "fit."

I thought when I started this challenge that I would breeze right through the 50 books I committed to, and surely would get to 100 before the end of the year.  Well, that was overly ambitious of me.   I put all other books on hold to finish this challenge and now have a huge TBR pile that I am itching to get to.  I still have my name on the reserve list for a couple of books that I want to read from the library but will probably take a break and read some of the books that are calling my name here at home.

I will definitely do this challenge again next year.  What I will do differently is that my completed list will be more of a journal than a list.  I think I would like to take more notes as to how much I liked the book, if I want to find more books by particular authors, and other notations that I think of at the time.

All in all it has been a great challenge.  I was excited to start and excited to end.  I'm looking forward to a little break and then beginning again next year.



Just Mom said...

Good for you - that's quite a list. A lot of titles that were new to me. Did you see that the Water for Elephants author has a new book coming out? - this one is abut monkeys. Will be interesting to see if she can hit it out of the park again.

Tina said...

Thanks for the comment. Probably 80% of the books on the list were just picked up while browsing the new-book shelves of the library. A few were recommendations and books I sought out of authors I liked. I'll have to find out when that new book comes out and get my name on the list for it.