Friday, February 24, 2012
Lent for Book Nerds Challenge Goals
Each Book Nerd has set a goal for themselves during this Lent season.
I had no clue what I was going to do for Lent this year. When the Book Nerds and I began discusses this on Twitter I knew that I had to set myself a good goal. Plus, I have recently had a lot of time on my hands with not a lot to do. My goal for this Lent is 20 books in 40 days. I will review each book and I will number them so that everyone (and mainly myself) can keep up! I really hope that more can join us in this challenge. I think that setting goals (even goals for just 40 days) are a great way to make oneselve feel better! Good Luck to All!
Selecting a challenge has not been easy give the fact that I have some insider information related to future Lent challenges here on the blog. *hint hint* After reviewing my lengthy TBR list, I have finally come up with something book related to give up for Lent. For those of you who follow the blog regularly...I am one of the few BookNerds to read mysteries. I am currently up to my ears with books from various mystery series that I want to catch up on. SO...I am going to give up mysteries for Lent and will focus on the considerably smaller selection of books remaining on my TBR list.
I was lying in bed the other night thinking about how often for Lent people give up something they love...making it that much more of a sacrifice. You know now that the BookNerds have been talking about our Lent For BookNerds Challenge, so I tried to think about how that realization relates to this. And I thought -- pretty much right away -- of something I love in books: a love triangle! It's the heart of our BookNerds in Love Triangles features that we do every so often, and a popular YA story element -- because, really, what girl wouldn't want to have 2 eligible men into her?! Anyway, because it has become so popular and I love it so much...can I do without it? Can I sacrifice it?? So, for the next 40 days I will not be reading any books where the main story line involves a love triangle. This is going to be tough! But I think it will also give me appreciation for a nice, simple love story.
The other day Jacque and I were talking and she asked me how I was liking the Nook Santa Clause brought me at Christmas . I told her it was great, I was getting a lot of Words with Friends and Angry Birds played on it, but I had yet to read one book on it. I CAN NOT MAKE MYSELF READ SOMETHING OTHER THAN A PHYSICAL BOOK!!! So for Lent, I have decided that I will read at least one book a week on my Nook. I have plenty on it, I started downloading right away, but they have just been sitting there! I am actually not giving up anything, but this is a challenge after all and I need forced on this!!! In a way I am giving up something...Im giving up my books, the one's I love to hold and smell...So wish me luck..I have a feeling this is going to be as hard as the Lent I gave up my Diet Coke......