Ok, ok, ok. I’m on my game again and ready for this whole blogging thing. No complaining outta’ me today! (Except this story about how I was buying something on Amazon on Cyber Monday – I can’t say what because my Mom reads the blog and it’s a Christmas present – and I went to check out and the item jumped up $60 in price. Grr. Obviously I didn’t buy it because NOPE.)


On to today’s topic… Today I will be holding myself accountable for how incredibly awful I am at blogging challenges… I started strong with the movie one, but I have seriously dropped, fumbled, deflated, and massacred the ball here.

(Original Movie Post) || (September Update) || (October Update)

I can confidently say that in the month of November I watched a total of ZERO movies. Oops.


And because I like punishment (and kind of hope to someday complete one of these), I’ve signed on for a winter book challenge that I blogged about here.
Annnnnnnddd, Erin from TexErin in SydneyLand also has a book challenge and I figured why not?

I’m actually going to try to make a few books count for both challenges… so we’ll see how that goes.

Book Challenge by Erin 4.0

5 points | Any book that is at least 200 pages long: Cinder (Marissa Meyer) ***
10 points | Begins with the letter “D”: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald ***
10 points | Four word title: Girl Waits with Gun (Amy Stewart) ***
15 points | One of the following words in the title: mother/father/son/daughter/children: Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende)
20 points | One of Amazon’s top 100 authors (new to you): The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
20 points | Set in any country in Asia: The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) ***
25 points | A “Season” in the title: The Winter Queen (Boris Akunin)
30 points | Read a book that will make you laugh from this list: How to Be A Woman (Caitlin Moran)
30 points | A friend or family member’s favorite book: The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
35 points | Published the year you were born: Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton) -originally publish 1990-

*** Duplicates from Winter 2015 Book Challenge 🙂

I firmly believe that these “challenges” actually do motivate me to do stuff… But I just don’t put a ton of pressure on myself. That being said, this PopSugar book challenge lasts all year (2016) so I’m going to try to check some of these puppies off while I go about my life this year. (Stay tuned for a 2016 resolution post some time this month- I will include this list again!)

So there are my picks for the next 2-5 months. (I included a lot of links… dang!) Have you read any of these? What would you have picked? Want to try (and fail) with me? No pressure!


Book Challenge by Erin 4.0

15 thoughts on “All of Life’s (fun) Challenges

  1. I totally want to read Jurassic Park! I’m not even doing the challenge and I got all excited that it was published the year I was born too haha. Have a great weekend!


    1. No. 1 I am terrified of dinosaurs so as much as I LOVE Chris Pratt (and trust me, it’s A LOT), I just can’t watch the movie. And No. 2 I don’t enjoy watching anything violent… so if I’m ever going to enjoy the franchise I guess it has to be via text 🙂


    1. That’s a good idea!! I actually have some reading goals for 2016 so I think I’m more determined to meet those goals (and if I get through a few challenges along the way that’s great!)


    1. Yay yay! I’m glad you liked it! I hadn’t heard of it until I was perusing the list. I’m so excited to start this- I hope I finish a few for once, lol!


  2. I hope that you like Cinder! I have Winter on my list for Erin’s Challenge and the SCWBC, so hopefully it’ll be completed this month! The Help is another book on your list that I love! I hope that you like it as much as your friend or family member that recommended it to you!


  3. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series, so I hope that you love it! I actually have Winter, the last book in the series, on my list for Erin’s challenge and the SCWBC, so hopefully I’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone too!


    1. (Sorry your first comment didn’t go through right away!)
      I actually have such high hopes of liking Cinder that I bought it this weekend… so I hope I like it, too! Haha! I own The Help and I tried to read it in college, but I just had too much going on. I’m hoping to really get into it this time around!


  4. I’ve already changed a couple of my original choices for books in order to crossover with another challenge too. It happens. Ha! With the bonus round I spoke of, I’ve got my eye on How to Be a Woman, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts on that one.


    1. I’m feeling SO positive about your challenge, Erin! I just changed one to jive with the other challenge, but I think that’s the only one since that challenge is ending this month! I’m so glad you guys host these- it really encouraged me to read more!!


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