Because I read several children’s books, my completed book count is higher than I expected it to be. I think I may have to adjust my reading goal to 100 to compensate for the 10 or so children’s books I have read in the past week. I am more than halfway to the 100 already, and the year isn’t even halfway over. I think I can do it. I may wait until I am further ahead to adjust it, so it’s not overwhelming to me.
Take the quiz above and see how many of these 100 BBC books you’ve read.
I have read fifteen.
Below is the list. It’s long. The quiz is easier to read through.
I got a message from Keanu Reeves on Goodreads. He first asked me how old I am. I refused to answer that one. Then “I’m Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian-American actor and musician… wish to know you as a friend if you don’t mind are you married or single, what is your religion, what you do for a living…” I informed him that I don’t discuss religion.
“i just opened this to chat only my fans and make sure there are all safe if you don’t mind us being friends, because I believe friendship is about sharing ideas and experiences with each other. Hope am safe chatting with you? So have you washed my movies?”
I informed him that I had watched Keanu Reeves movies, but I had no idea who I was talking to. “I’m Keanu Charles Reeves, i just opened this to chat only my fans and make sure there are all safe if you don’t mind us being friends only if you are my fans…”
I assured him that I am fine, and maybe he should check on some of his other “fans.”
I love messing with trolls.
I have completed book #42 for the year. I am more than halfway there, but bigger than that, is, according to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series, 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. So… it’s a milestone number. I am also 9 books ahead of schedule, so I have a nice cushion to relax with.
The article linked above talks about the stress of the annual challenge on Goodreads. I understand what the author is going through. A couple of years ago, I knew I wasn’t going to meet my challenge, so I started stressing about it. I would hide away and read every moment I could. Finally, during one of my rants, I had someone tell me, “What will happen if you don’t meet your challenge?” Well, honestly, nothing. Other than feeling disappointment in myself, nothing would happen if I missed my goal. Life got in the way that year. There wasn’t anything I could do about it. Reading should be enjoyable, not stressful.
I do disagree with the author in that I don’t think that audiobooks are cheating, as she claims. When I make my goal for the year, I set it with all books in mind. Audiobooks are part of my count. So are children’s books. Now, I am not going to read the children’s books just to up my count. I am reading them because I hadn’t read them before. Audiobooks are counted since I finish one every two or three weeks. I only listen to them in the car, so my time is limited to times that I am in the car alone.
I also disagree with the author because rereads count in the challenge. Whenever you mark a book as read, as long as you put the date in as a date that is within the challenge time, it counts.
I don’t judge the author for quitting. If something is stressing you out, and you can change that something, change it. If that means quitting a self-imposed challenge, quit it. Do what you need to do to make your life less stressful.
I won a Goodreads giveaway again! I am so excited to read it.
It came with a bookmark, too! My bookmark matches my book. I am way too excited about this
This morning, I finished book 38 of my annual goal of 75 books. I am 7 books ahead of schedule. It gives me a little wiggle room to fall behind a bit, but I think I am doing ok. Between my own challenges, ARC reading for authors, and bookclubs, I am staying on track with most of my deadlines. I may have to change my goal if I get close to finishing before anticipated.