Tuesday, 2 July 2013

31 days reading challenge + Goodreads

This is a post for all my bookworm friends out there. Whether you are in Norway, United Kingdom or Republic of Moldova, this is dedicated to you.

For the year of 2013, I set myself a book challenge on my Goodreads account. I settled on the number 35, which is doable with all the university work and all the summer activities I am to do outside of reading. As I was on a reading roll from about September to March I somehow managed to get to 24 books and I am proud to say that I am still 7 books ahead. The numbers do not matter as much, what matters most is to get rid of my 'to read' pile and buy more new ones. I am a book buying addict, more precisely awesome books but bought for a bargain. I was quite good at doing that in the past year. I managed to get a lot of books from the BBC Top 100 Book List for a pound or so. I would like to think I have a good eye for bargains, not only for books, but in general.

I am rambling now. OK, so lately, to be more exact for the month of June, I have been quite behind with my reading. It was all due to my internship in June, but now that it is over I thought I need to get cracking.

I will be doing the 31 days reading challenge inspired by the YouTube Book Community. Most of the guys out there did it in June, and as I was quite busy I will be doing it in July and have another day as a bonus.The amount of pages that you presumably have to read throughout this month is 6000 pages. That seems impossible to me, that is why I will be changing the rules and just set myself a number of books for the month that I need to get through. I have selected 6, some of them which I started earlier but never got to finishing them, and so all of the pages summed up together result in 1,072 pages which divided by 31 makes 34,5 so basically 35 pages per day. That sounds very promising and with all the going out possible to accomplish. I will do an update at the beginning of August :)
Wish me luck and feel free to join the challenge with me!

These are the books I want to read throughout the month of July, 6 in total:
Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl 31% left to read
Tom Butler Bowdon - 50 Psychology Classics 48% left
Mark Forsyth - The Ethymologicon 90% left
Chris Frost - Reporting for Journalists 
Paul Donnelley - Assassins and Assassinations
Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things

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