We arrived home from a mini-vacation to Ithaca on Monday evening. We're off again tomorrow morning. Been hectic, all these mini-vacations. Packing, unpacking, laundry, repacking, trying to fit in school and lesson planning on the days we're home. So, I decided to just sit down for a few minutes and try to catch up with a couple of friends. Though I know it's hopeless to even dream of catching up with all the blogs I really want to. :(
(In fact, I'll probably have to do another "click all as read" maneuver by the time we get back from our next trip...though I really hate that idea.)
Anyway, having just read Chris's "...Not Adhering..." post, I thought I'd just jump on the bandwagon. I've been contemplating this idea for the past few weeks, too. I just have such a love/hate relationship with reading challenges! It's just so fun putting together possible lists and filling in lists with the books you get read. Seriously, I LOVE that part...not much excites me like making a good old list, after all. But the pressure. Ugh. I've gotten to the point where I've not let myself read something I really want to read just because it doesn't fit into a challenge. Talk about ridiculous!
So I quit. Sort of. And mostly.
For the sort of part, I just mean that I "officially" quit. But I'm still going to fill in books on my lists at my reading challenge blog when they fit. Maybe I'll even finish a challenge or two, but without the stress. And I'm still going to "unofficially" join new challenges that sound fun, too. I won't actually sign up...I'll just keep track for fun.
And as for the mostly part, there are a few I'm going to stick with. Annie's, of course. And Carl's...no way am I missing out on RIP or Once Upon a Time! And I'm also going to stick with Bellezza's Japanese Lit Challenge and Becky's 42 Challenge since I joined those blogs. And I'm going to stick with Becky's Celebrate the Author Challenge, because those books are all read-alouds with the boys, and they've loved being part of a challenge.
So thank you, Chris, for the courage to come clean! I've got to say, it feels mighty liberating, doesn't it?