I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. And it’s been hard. As 2016 has wrapped up, I’ve found myself lagging on many of my yearly challenges. Part of the reason I’m lagging is that I’ve overcommitted. The other part is that I’ve left all the books I wasn’t really interested in reading in the first place until the end. Silly Jackie. Why would you do that to yourself?
I have many plans to help alleviate this for 2017. I’ve been coming up with grand plans and resolutions for the upcoming year. We all know 2017 can only improve upon the year we’ve just had. That said, I know I need to start my book journey on the right foot. So, I’ve decided to commit to Bout of Books 18!
From their website:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01 am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I feel like challenges are better with goals. So, here are mine:
- I will read for at least 60 minutes each day, including at least 4 straight hours on at least one day.
- I will finish a book which I am currently reading.
- I will read one book from start to finish.
- I will participate actively on Twitter and on my blog.
Honestly, this is a pretty low bar for me in a read-a-thon. But, as I mentioned above, I need a bit of a reboot after the last 6-8 weeks of reading. Hopefully, this is the kick in the butt I need!
Bring it on.