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.
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.
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!