I really suck at challenges. When summer begun I thought I had tons of free time to read a lot of books and complete the challenges I participated in. But, yeah, that didn’t happen.

The challenges that looked good and I couldn’t resist them are:

YA Historical Challenge hosted by
Challenge : read 1-5 books
How many books did I read? Zero. Yes, you’ve read that right. Maybe it’s because I’m a history student and in my free time I want to read books in other genres. Excuses, excuses. Anyway.

YA Series Challenge by Stalking the Bookshelves
Challenge: finish reading 5 series
How many books did I read? I only have finished the Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong, so one. I really had high hopes that I could finish a lot of series, but damn those other books that are getting in my way.

Horror and Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge by Book Chick City
Challenge: read 24 books
How many books did I read? I haven’t really counted the books that I read in this challenge, but I’m sure I have finished it. I’m pretty sure. Doing a victory dance in my pyjama’s.

What to do? Well, I’m quitting. I’m not the person that give ups, but in three months I cannot finish the two challenges that are left.

Do you participate in challenges? Or are they a big nay for you?

Jill of The O.W.L.  – (9 oktober 2011 om 07:02)  

I tried to do challenges when I first started blogging and I completely stunk at them, so I gave up and now I don't do any! I just don't have time to make sure I'm reading the "right" books for them! :)

Cecelia  – (9 oktober 2011 om 07:14)  

I'm right about where Jill is. I tried very hard in 2010 to be a 'challenge' blogger, but it sort of impaired my reading, because I kept thinking, "does this fit?" instead of "is this what I want to read?"

I didn't sign up for any challenges this year, though I find that I can do events pretty well. I like the idea of them... just super hard to follow through!

Mari - Escape In A Book  – (9 oktober 2011 om 07:14)  

I think I've entered two reading challenges this year and I'm done with one(reading Norwegian debut authors for my Norwegian book blog) and horribly failing the other. Next year I think I'll be entering the one I've managed this year and no other challenges.

Nina  – (9 oktober 2011 om 08:43)  

@Jill: Me too and now I just totally suck at them. :(

@Cecilia: I agree! They are hard to follow trough. Or maybe I should just participate in one and after I finish that one I can participate in more. Maybe. :)

@Mari: You have finished one, that's really good. There's still time to complete the other.

Juju at Tales of  – (9 oktober 2011 om 09:40)  

So totally with you. I'm horrrrible at them.

Blodeuedd  – (9 oktober 2011 om 09:48)  

Lol, I took part in one and I knew I would make it since I had only romance before me, cos else, I just forget

Nina  – (9 oktober 2011 om 10:11)  

@Juju: Yeah, me too. :)

@Blodeuedd: See if you know you have the books in the genre you probably can make it. But I just couldn't, so much books that I need to buy and then read..pfff. It's sad, right? ;)

vvb32 reads  – (9 oktober 2011 om 13:05)  

me too, horrible. i enter too many with good intent and then end up reading other stuff, urg! i have to remember to say nay next year.

Jenny N.  – (9 oktober 2011 om 14:19)  

I've been keeping my challenge list updated so I know that I've finished a couple and the others I'm close to finishing.

Jessica(BookLover)  – (9 oktober 2011 om 14:40)  

The only challenge I've given myself is the goodreads challenge to read 100 books this year. I'm doing OK with that. I don't usually join challenges because I don't like choosing a book/review based on the category it falls into. Plus, I'm not very good at keeping up with them.

Mimi Valentine  – (9 oktober 2011 om 15:41)  

LOL I'm pretty sure you did too! x)

I don't really do challenges because I'm pretty bad at them, but I'm giving you the biggest smile full of congratulations right now because you're super awesome for doing them anyway!


brizmus  – (9 oktober 2011 om 15:47)  

me, too, I totally suck at challenges! (lately, I also suck at book blogging. :-()
Seems like you actually did pretty good, though.

Nina  – (10 oktober 2011 om 05:53)  

@All of you: Thank you! I feel really bad for quitting those two challenges, but I know I cannot finish them in time. :(

Danielle  – (13 oktober 2011 om 00:25)  

I don't do challenges anymore either because I was so bad at doing them - it started to feel more like homework than reading because I felt like it. Good on you for trying though :-)

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