Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Summer Reading Challenge

I just realized this morning how slack I've been online. No video blogs, no Friday "Celebrate the Small Things" posts, nothing.
But I have a good excuse. Despite the fact that we still have snow on the ground and it's nearly May, my children are crazy busy. We've been running non-stop with volleyball, track, dance, confirmation, tae kwon do and that little thing called life.
I know that really doesn't excuse my daytime hours, but those have been filled with a major overhaul on my first novel What I've Done as well as trying to tackle my second zombie book.
And although I obviously love reading just as much as I love writing, I've had very little time for that lately. To remedy this, I've decided to challenge myself to read one book each week this summer (not PER DAY as previously stated *oops*). I'm not talking digital books (because if you watch my vlogs you know how well that goes), but honest to goodness books that I can hold in my hands and turn each page. 
So I've started hoarding books for this challenge (see list on left side of this webpage). Most of them are of the paranormal persuasion, but I'll probably throw a few old fashioned romance stories in the mix to spice things up. Plus there are a couple of John Green's I have yet to read. If you have any recommendations for something that is sure to knock my socks off, leave them in the comment below.
 So while I'm working from our lake home this summer, I plan to at least try to give you a video reviewing a book every week. We'll see how this goes.
I challenge you to set up your own reading goal for this summer. Even once a month would be an awesome goal for anyone who loves to read but can never seem to find enough time. Now if this freaking snow would just melt and it would warm up enough to wear a pair of capris for the first time in 2013, maybe I could actually believe that summer is really on its way...


Heidi Schutt said...

Jen, I like your challenge! My reading slows down in the summer because of the library's Summer Reading Program! We are so busy then. Have you read Sunshine by Robin McKinley? That's one I have on my list to reread this summer.

M. J. Joachim said...

I'm definitely reading more books these days, but I'm doing it for relaxation. So I doubt I'd be able to keep up with your pace. Some of the books I want to read are pretty long. Still, I like your challenge and am preparing a summer reading list myself. Nice post!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hurry up summer. Can't wait for your next book. And anyone bothers you about not blogging enough, tell them you got kids plus a life to deal with and ignore those busy bodies.

Jen Naumann said...

LOL, I just realized I said one book A DAY! I meant to say a week. No I haven't read that, will put on my TBR list. Thanks! :)

Rebeccah Giltrow said...

I love volunteering at the Library during the summer, for the kids' summer reading challenge. It's great to see children getting so excited about reading.

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