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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Challenges Update

Monday, June 2, 2014

Challenges Update

I LOOOOOOVE Challenges!! It seems like most readers do, except my husband. He doesn't get them, at all. For me, it just gives me a way to decide on what to read next. When you have a TBR list as long as mine, sometimes it is nice to have a direction to go in, when I'm not sure what to read next. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, so I like it when I'm in challenges that help me figure out what to read next, but any and all challenges that interest me are fun.

My favorite that I am in right now is Elle's, from The Erratic Project Junkie, 2014 Bracket Challenge. I've chosen to use a 64 book bracket, and as of right now I am only picking the best of the best. As I know I'll read probably double of 64, I'm taking my favorites first, then if I have to fill in a few really good ones at the end, I'll do that then. As of now, out of the 90+ books I have read so far this year, I've only added 14 to the bracket (I added one more I realized wasn't on there, after I got this ready to post).

Here's what my bracket is looking like, so far ~

I am also doing the 2014 Book Blogger Summer Program hosted by Katie's Book Blog. The challenge is just to make a dent in your TBR by challenging yourself whatever number you choose to do from May through September.

I choose to read 75 books in those 5 months. With my successful Bout of Books Binge Reading, and my audiobook reading of The Series of Unfortunate Events, I've completed 32 books ~ 42% of my total. So yup, doing well there. That also helps with my overall GoodReads goal, which I am 30 books ahead on. Currently I have my goal as 152 books, but I am thinking of raising it back up to 200, which is where I was going to have it in the first place, but I put it down to 152 because my reading slowed down at the end of last year, due to the arrival of our Playstation 3. :)

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Karsyn has
read 93 books toward her goal of 152 books.

Right now, the only challenge that is actually helping me pick my next book is one I am doing for my group, Carpe Librum, which is at Swap-Bot. This current reading challenge (I host one every 2 months) is Reading Bingo. The challenge started 5/19 and I currently have 1 completed with half way through a 2nd one. I plan to do either, B across or G down, but likely both. :)

That's it for Challenges for me right now. I'm always on the lookout for good ones, if anyone has any suggestions, and I have my eyes on a few upcoming ~
(Bout of Books is in August)

Do you love challenges?
What challenges are you doing right now?


  1. I enjoy doing challenges if they are easy going. I'm also participating in the Summer Reading Challenge and made sure to set my goal low enough not to stress me out. I have been barely able to finish one book a week lately, so I'm glad I set it at a manageable number. With Bout of Books - I was able to get a nice head start on my goal!

    Awesome that you're over halfway already to your Summer goal! I bet you will go way over 200!! :)

  2. Oh yeah that Bingo challenge looks like fun!

  3. EEE! I love it. Yay for the 64 slot bracket! You'll no doubt have an easier time filling yours than I will. Although I will say that putting the challenge out there has made me get on my game. Looking good lady!