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This week's prompt is: With summer right around the corner I want to look at challenges - as in reading or writing challenges. There are a ton of them. A quick look at the website A Novel Challenge lists over a dozen for 2012. ... So what about you? Do you participate in challenges? Why? Do you do more than one at a time? Do love them? Hate them? Give us your scoop!
I just discovered the wonderful world of challenges not too long ago. I'm starting slow - so far, I've only signed up for the 2012 YA Mythology Challenge, in which you aim to read 10 Middle Grade or YA novels with any type of mythology in the story.
I'm so excited to do this challenge! I love mythology of any kind - Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse... the more obscure, the better! One of my favorite YA series of all time is Katherine Applegate's Everworld series, which combined all different types of mythology from across history and cultures into one amazing fantasy world. I read that series over and over and over in my middle school days, and I still love it 10+ years later!
I think challenges are great. They get you reading books you may not have picked up or even heard of otherwise. I discovered a lot of great books I'm looking forward to reading thanks to the mythology challenge, such as ...
There are so many challenges I want to do, but I don't have as much free time to read anymore, so I'm trying not to over-commit. So far I've only read one book for the Mythology challenge - and I thought when I signed up that I'd be at least halfway through the challenge by now! :( But I'm going to keep working on it, and hopefully I can join in on a few more challenges along the way as well!