Last year was my first year to set up a Reading Challenge. That's not quite accurate. All through my youth & adolescent years I lived in the library & participated in all the reading challenges the various libraries put on. In school, my name bookworm wrapped around the class & I actually did book reports for fun. My English 30 teacher found it odd that when we had One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as a mandatory curriculum read, that not only had I already discovered the book & read it; I also had a prepared book report. Of course she quizzed me, what 16 yr old actually wants to read that kind of a book for fun after all - to make sure I wasn't lying. She was either pleasantly shocked that I remembered enough to answer all her questions or still taken aback it was a piece of personal choice. Either way it didn't matter. I was able to get out of reading the book a second time & was allowed to select something else; though still had to do the chapter quiz with my class.
Anyways...GoodReads has Reading Challenges. Last year I set my amount and beamed when I surpassed the goal. Feeling confident I upped the goal #....but then life got tangled and the books stayed on the shelf longer and I didn't make that second goal. I was downhearted.
This year I have set a much smaller number. I haven't reached that amount yet....or am even 1/2 way despite all the books I've picked up for the year and requested from the library. Whoops. Perhaps the comment of "Quality reads over quantity" bears some worthy truth.
I have some of the outlining done & am working on the last bit of the sand in the IceCream Offer Bathing Belle's postcard.
I started a small bookmark (PINN company Code 30-P) of a little child wearing all yellow holding a sunflower as my "in vehicle" stitch.