Discussion Post: Let’s Talk About Reading Challenges (+ Winter BiBib TBR)

Countless people in the bookish community challenge themselves each year in terms of the number of books they plan to read, the kind of books they want to read or just cross off items on lists they have created for themselves. The start of the year is a good time to reflect on the sort of reading year you’d like to have and I’ve read several posts telling which reading challenges they’d like to enter over the course of the year. I participated in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon and BookTube-A-Thon in July as well as the House Cup Reading Challenge in October last year. However, this does not seem to be everyone’s cup of tea. Let’s explore how reading challenges have influenced the book community, shall we?

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The Read-A-Thons Wrap-Up

It’s the final day of BookTube-A-Thon today! With a heavy heart, I’m going to say goodbye to the two wonderful read-a-thons (FYI, that’s BookTube-A-Thon and Summer Biannual Bibliothon) that helped me get through seven books in a week. This is a personal record for me. Although I tailored my TBR to complete all of the reading challenges, I read five new books and had the best time as I loved all of them. In this post, I bring you some fun stats as well as mini-reviews and talk about my reading experience.

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Summer BiBib Day #7 – Letter to a Character

The final day for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon is here! I’m feeling kinda sad that it’s over. It has really helped me put a dent in my TBR and I know I’ll finish seven books by the end of this week. I can’t believe I read that quickly but this community reading aspect has been a good motivator. I’m pretty sure I’ll be taking part in the Winter edition as well, especially if the blog challenges continue. I realised on Sunday that there were blog challenges on each day, so I was unprepared. Without dilly-dallying, let’s get to today’s challenge. This is hosted by Dylanthereader and here’s the description:

Today’s challenge is to write a letter to a character! This can be from your point of view, or a character’s! Do what you want!

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For this challenge I picked Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. If you aren’t aware, it is written as a series of letters by Charlie to an unknown recipient. I thought it’d be fun to write back to Charlie from the POV of that person.

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Summer BiBib Day #6 – 25 Bookish Facts About Me

Ahem, I don’t know why anyone would want to know facts about me, but I’m all about getting these challenges done, so I’ll try to think of some. This challenge is exactly as it sounds and is hosted by wolflibby0914. For those of you who don’t know, I’m taking part in all of the blog challenges of the Summer Biannual Bibliothon. Day 6 being the penultimate day, I must say that I had such a blast with this read-a-thon and am yet to complete only one of the books to finish of all the reading challenges. I couldn’t take part in the Twiter sprints, unfortunately, but one can’t have everything, I suppose. Alright, let’s get to the post itself now.

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Summer BiBib Day #5 – Character Connections

I’m falling behind on this, but I’m going to get all of the challenges done anyway because I’m stubborn like that. I’m really not doing this to win any of the giveaways, I just like to challenge myself to blog consistently and post about books. If you’re new here, I’m doing all of the blogging challenges for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon and today’s challenge is hosted by Ashley from Inside My Minds.

The challenge: Discuss no more than two characters that you have connected with on a more personal level. And then pick a situation that the character was in and discuss what they should have done differently if you feel that they should have done something differently. It is possible that you don’t think a character should have done something differently.

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Summer BiBib Day #4 – 3 Stars or Less

So far, this week has been a super-productive reading week and I can’t believe how well I’ve been doing! I didn’t expect to finish books in a day on weekdays and had planned a quiet weekend where I could fly through books, but I’m beginning to suspect that may not be necessary at all. On that happy note, let’s get a little critical on today’s challenge. It is hosted by Nikki and Amy from Bursting with Books and encourages us to talk about a book we rated 3 stars or less. A few words from the creators:

A lot of people seem to shy away from talking about books they rated poorly. But I find them to often be quite intriguing. If a reviewer only ever talks about books they loved, you don’t get to see that other side of the spectrum. And when you’re critiquing books, of course, you want to be as honest as possible. So I suppose I just wanted to hear what all of your guys’ thoughts on your lower-rated books are! I love hearing different opinions. It creates discussion. And that’s what we’re all here for, right? 😉

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Summer BiBib Day #3 – The Villain’s Synopsis

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This is probably my best week of blogging. Today’s challenge is hosted by Dominique from Pirates and Pixie Dust. It’s such a refreshing and interesting challenge that really got me thinking. Here’s the challenge in the creator’s own words:

For today’s blog challenge, we’re going to write a synopsis! You’ll find the regular synopsis on the back of the book, the inside jacket flap, or on Goodreads. Now, that’s all fine and dandy, but we always get the story from the protagonist’s perspective.

-BUT WHAT IF-

the back of the book was written from the villain’s point of view?

Well. I’m glad you asked! Because this is exactly what our challenge is today!

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