This week’s Weekly Geeks theme is all about challenges:
1. If you participate in any challenges, get organized! Update your lists, post about any you haven’t mentioned, add links of reviews to your lists if you do that, go to the challenge blog if there is one and post there, etc.
2. If you don’t participate in any challenges, then join one! There’s a good selection of possibilities over on my right hand sidebar (scroll down) where I list those I participate in. There’s also A Novel Challenge, a blog that keeps track of all sorts of reading challenges.
3. Towards the end of the week, write a wrap-up post about getting your challenges organized OR if you’re joining your first challenge, post about that any time during the week. Once you have your post up, come back and sign Mr Linky with the link to the specific post, not just to your blog.
I didn’t have that much updating to do, because I try to do everything immediately once I put up a review of a book I read for a challenge: post it on the challenge blog or add the link to the linklist for the challenge. I just posted a review for Reading Lolita in Tehran here and on the In Their Shoes Blog. This actually means that I have completed that challenge! I don’t want to write a wrap-up post yet, because the challenge runs until the end of this year and I still have some books on my TBR-pile that are memoirs or (auto)biographies. If I read them before the end of the year, I will add them to the challenge-blog as well.
The other challenges I participate in are still ongoing and I haven’t finished them yet. I am in the middle two books that will count both towards the Chunkster Challenge and the Orbis Terrarum Challenge, Don Quixote (set in Spain) and De duistere kant van de liefde (The Dark Side of Love) by Rafik Schami, which is set in Syria (and is one I highly recommend already, even though I am not even halfway through). When I finish them both, I will be done with the Chunkster Challenge as well, though I plan to read a couple more chunksters before the end of the year.
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