Do you love reading books?
Do you love reading books? Well, I do!
I am guessing that you are a book lover too; that’s why you chose to visit this post.
But would you believe me if I say, I didn’t read even a single book in 2020! Shocking, right?
Sometimes I doubt myself and my choices too. But what to do, the last year was itself quite unexpected, and it was throwing such challenges that I had to make some tough choices.
But the good part is that I don’t regret making those choices. The best one was between ‘Me time’ and ‘Family time.’ Of course, I chose family time because it kept me sane during the struggling days.
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My Reading Journey
Anyway, coming back to the love for books, I read a lot when I was a teenager. I loved going to the Diocesan Community Library (DCC library situated in the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church premises, New Delhi) with my mother. I remember I would always request the librarian to issue me an extra book since I was a regular visitor. And, she sometimes did!
That time my favorites were Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew books. During my college days, I became a fan of Dan Brown & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. Later, I skipped looking for Author names while picking up books and read randomly whatever came my way.
My reading habits changed when I entered a new phase of my life called motherhood. And, for the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed reading articles online. That means my focus and interest changed from reading mystery books to anything related to motherhood and parenting. Now I was reading books only while I was traveling!
Then came the time when I introduced books to my son, Nemit. He got his first book (feel & touch animal book) when he was 2 months old. And, now he’s 5 and owns a bigger collection of books than mine. Well, I don’t mind that. But I do mind not having a reading habit I once had.
Love reading books? Need some motivation?
It’s not that I don’t read at all. I still read a lot but not enough books. And that’s why I decided to take up this reading challenge with Blogchatter. I resolve to read more this year!
‘I’m participating in the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter’.
I have set a goal of reading 10 books in 2021, I know it may not seem enough, but I want to keep the goal realistic & achievable. I am thinking of picking up 5 paperbacks from my collection and 5 ebooks from the Blogchatter Ebook Library.
If I can achieve my goal before the last quarter, I will gift myself some new books. Yay!!!
This is the kind of challenge I wanted for myself, flexible with no hard rules, just set a number, and you are good to go. If you, too, are looking for some motivation to get back to reading and a community to support you, then do join this challenge.
How to take part in the #TBRchallenge?
Simple, follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Create your profile on the Blogchatter website, www.theblogchatter.com.
Step 2 – Now log in to your profile, you can find the reading challenge on your dashboard.
Step 3 – Set the goal by entering a numeric value for the books you want to read this year.
Step 4 – You can upload book covers once you are done reading a book.
I will be writing about the books I have chosen for this challenge in my next post of the #TBRchallenge.
So, how many books do you read in a year? Have you ever taken a reading challenge? If you have to recommend one book to someone which one would it be?