Challenge 2019: working in my Twitter

Last year I changed the way I tweeted about stuff, including my own content. Despite reading only 30 something books, and therefore posting less review posts, I actually saw an increase in traffic to my blog.

A change in how how my twitter scheduling software handled future tweets also meant that i had to actually put more thought into what I tweeted.

I have also tried to create some kind of content calendar for 2019, that might go some way to helping.

So, my general themes for 2019 are as follows (this Will change!). This does not take into account any reading challenges, Readathons or general background chatter I pick up on.

Jan – #Blogging. Last year retrospective; this year predictions; 2019 plans;

Feb – #Romance (For Valentine’s day, right? #Romance);

March/April (#SpringReads); #Blogging

May – Comics and Graphic Novels (Free Comic Book Day is 1st Saturday in May, Star Wars Day is May 4th. #Comic #GraphicNovel) ;

June/July – Summer Reads (Cos it’s #Summer!); Italy; France

August – Quilting (The FestivalOfQuilts is held in Birmingham each August. #Quilt #Sewing); #Sewing; #Needlework;

September – Golden Age Crime (Not only Agatha Christie, but Ngaio Marsh, Tey, Wilkie Collins etc. #GoldenAge, then #Poirot #Marple, #Alleyn etc); Crime related articles

October – Spooky (in time for Halloween etc) #halloween #horror #Spooky;

November/December – Christmas themed stories and articles (You know why!) #Christmas; next year predictions; last year retrospectives; summarise reading challenges etc

Anyone else want to join me? Any suggestions for topics, especially around January?

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Challenge: A Change in my Twitter

For the last few years I have been setting myself yearly challenges for my blog, which I nearly achieve, but not always. One big area I want to improve on is to increase my blog and Twitter followers, increased blog page views, and better use of scheduling, hashtags etc.

Over the Christmas period I decided to mainly tweet about my Christmas themed book reviews from the last few years. I’ve not been blogging much over the last few months, but the stats have been chugging along nicely..no zero view Days!

Anyway I sat down on a Thursday in early January to auto schedule the next batch of 30 tweets and….blanked. I had several pages of draft tweets to choose from, but really couldn’t decide what to choose. I’ve been tweeting my Christmas stuff for the last two months, it’s no longer Christmas, so what should I do?

I chose to schedule nothing that day, though technically my engagement numbers would drop. Thursday afternoon I started looking at my overall stats, especially the pages that had low numbers over the last year or so. I noticed there were some themes, some of which tie into themes in the wider world. Therefore I’ve decided that I’m going to breakdown the year, and tweet reviews that seem to tie in. It’s not going to be prescriptive or anything – if I read a romance novel in September I’m not going to wait to next Feb to review it for instance, but this will help me have a soft guide as to what I should be tweeting about. I’m still struggling for January though.

Jan ; #Blogging

Feb – Romance (For Valentine’s day, right? #Romance);

March/April (#SpringReads); #Blogging

May – Comics and Graphic Novels (Free Comic Book Day is 1st Saturday in May, Star Wars Day is May 4th. #Comic #GraphicNovel) ;

June/July – Summer Reads (Cos it’s #Summer!); #Historical

August – Quilting (The FestivalOfQuilts is held in Birmingham each August. #Quilt #Sewing); #Sewing; #Needlework;

September – Gold Age Crime (Not only Agatha Christie, but Ngaio Marsh, Birmingham Library etc. #GoldenAge, then #Poirot #Marple, #Alleyn etc); Crime related articles

October – Spooky (in time for Halloween etc #Spooky);

November/December – Christmas (You know why! #Christmas)

 

Anyone else want to join me? Any suggestions for topics, especially around January?

Book Review: Wish Upon A Duke by Erica Ridley

Christopher Pringle, the brother from the previous book (Kiss of a Duke), is in Cressmouth for the month to find a wife.

Ignored and protected whilst his brother was single, now the banns have been read for the wedding, Christopher has become the centre of attention and he hates it.

Penelope, his future sister in law, arranges for her friend Gloria Godwin to play matchmaker, in part because Gloria knows everyone in town.

Unfortunately, Christopher has little confidence in Gloria, having seen her lead an astronomy viewing, whilst making up names for every constellation. Little does he realise that she does know the names, but she has an active imagination and uses this section of her walking tour to entertain and engage the children.

Gloria introduces him to a number of eligible women, based on his stated criteria, but he doesn’t connect with them in the way he connects with Gloria. Gloria on the other hand does become jealous at his apparent ease in making new friends – a side effect of never staying in the same place for long.

The two ultimately have one thing that could separate them permanently: she doesn’t want to leave home, he never stays in one place for more than a month. Each have their reasons, and it needs one of them to relax their short term needs for the long term goal. As the month comes to an end, someone has to make a decision about what happens next.

As with the other stories in this series, this is a light-hearted piece, that is occasionally amusing, and a good afternoon read

2019 Blogger Resolutions

It’s now becoming traditional for me to set goals at the beginning of the year, then reflect how I’ve done by the end. Following my failure to achieve these the last few years, I’ve significantly dropped my numbers, in the chance of actually meeting a couple!

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  • Increase subscribers to this blog to 980, excluding twitter followers
  • Increase annual page hits to this blog (to 6500)
  • Increase twitter followers to @brumnordie (to 950)
  • increase twitter followers to @bxbrum (to 250)
  • Read and review 60 books. 50% to be paperbooks or audiobooks. I’m going to take part in 2 challenges this year, keeping m6 numbers low, but I see the two tying in together quite nicely.
  • Get my Netgalley ratio into the 70% range (from 65%).
  • To aid in reading the books that I already have there will be a moratorium on requesting books from Netgalley or LibraryThing, and reviewing books I already have,
  • Make better use of twitter, including the analytics, scheduling content.
  • Take part in twitter chats such as #ContentHour, #BrumHour
  • Ensure about and contact details are maintained and up to date.
  • Make use of scheduling and planning software
  • Do more posts about sewing, my cross stitch and quilting in particular. I’m not putting numbers on this.
  • Comment more on other people’s blogs – I’m not going to put a number on this as it’ll be a nightmare to track. Just “do more”.
  • Release more books via Bookcrossing, either in OBCZs or via RABCKs.

2018 resolutions – How did I do?

At the beginning of each year, it’s traditional for me to set some resolutions around the blog, and then see how I did at the end of the year.

2018 is no different and the results are below, following each original resolution repeated in black bold.

 

Increase subscribers to this blog to 950, excluding twitter followers

Subscribers are over 900, but not to 950, so I’m getting there

Increase annual page hits to this blog (to 6500)

I’ve not done too badly in this area, considering I’ve not been posting as frequently as before. The change in tweeting does seem to have helped as my numbers are close to last year.  By the end of the year I got 5279 page views, certainly up from what  I got for 2017 (4661), but not quite to the 6500 mark.

Increase twitter followers to @brumnordie (to 950)

Not quite there, but I have increased followers to over 770 (it’s still wobbling a little). Also, in October, I decided to revive the @BXBrum twitter account.  After the Bookcrossing unconvention in Ipswich and the general unspoken belief by many that we’re losing members at both meetings and uncons, I decided to try and do my piece, and at least let people know about things and maybe have some new members come along. Between October and December I increased followers to BXBrum from 120 to over 180.

Read and review 60 books. 50% to be paperbooks or audiobooks. I wont do a specific challenge this year – I did pretty badly last time I did one, so I wont set myself up to fail this time!

Not there again this year at 32, but I have certainly had a better ratio of paper books

Get my Netgalley ratio into the 70% range (from 63%).

Not quite there, but up to 65% – few books requested, more books reviewed!

To aid in reading the books that I already have there will be a moratorium on requesting books from Netgalley or LibraryThing, and reviewing books I already have!

I’ve certainly cut down on my requests from Netgalley, and stopped requesting all together from Librarything. I did continue to request a couple of books from Netgalley, usually from authors I had read before. The majority of books were read within 3 months of requesting and my review rate has moved up slightly to 65%.

A change in iPad allowed me to go down my list of books and send down only Netgalley books. Therefore every time I read an ebook, it should be a Netgalley book.

Post at least once a week

Nope, didn’t happen.  Sometimes it would be several weeks without a post.

Make use of sharing with Facebook groups as appropriate.

I found several groups, such as “Undervalued English Women” and “First edition” and took part – even shared!

Make better use of twitter, including the analytics, scheduling content.

Ok, partway through the year, I decided to change tack slightly and be more targeted in my content. So: December was Christmas, Feb was Romance, May was comics etc.  It did show that I am lacking in content for some of the subjects, which was interesting.  I might try this again next year.

Also, Hootsuite has changed the way it does its drafts several times this year, and the second time made me bite the bullet and create tweets in a spreadsheet, with options for subjects. So I can narrow down content based on whether it’s a Romance, Crime or Comic Book etc.

Take part in twitter chats such as #Blogtacular #bookbloggers etc

Blogtacular seemed to have died in terms of regular twitter chats, and the move to Facebook hasn’t been the success Kat wanted.

I’ve also started building up a content and twitter schedule, with details of various conversations through the week or the month.

Ensure about and contact details are maintained and up to date.

After an unsolicited generic review request, I tidied up my About and review policy pages. I even wrote a post about it!

Make use of scheduling and planning software as appropriate.

See above regards to the scheduling software.

Take part in blogging challenges, such as Bloggiesta, as and when I remember!

ArmchairBEA didn’t happen this year, and Bloggiesta have had issues as well, so this didn’t really happen.

Look to do more non book related posts – get out into Birmingham more and write about stuff! This includes stuff at the museums etc.

I did go out more, but didn’t blog about it – when I started writing about it, I found it difficult to write a blog post about it. Reviews went on TripAdvisor instead!

Do more posts about sewing, my cross stitch and quilting in particular. I’m not putting numbers on this.

I didn’t do the quilt show this year, but did take photos of Wips, shared them, and did tweet a lot about sewing

Comment more on other people’s blogs – I’m not going to put a number on this as it’ll be a nightmare to track. Just “do more”.

No numbers, but I have tried to do at least as much as I did last year

Release more books via Bookcrossing, either in OBCZs or via RABCKs

This is something I definitely did. I went to the Uncon, took possession of the bookshelf in the office, moved books around at meets, and took charge of the BXBrum twitter account. The Bookcrossing site has also had a facelift, making things easier to use on mobile devices, and it has given me the excuse to check out and promote some forums.

Start making my own media (photos etc) and make use of them in posts

Not only did I take more photos, but I also used more in my posts!

2019 Reading Challenges and Readathons

In gathering up 2019 Reading Challenges to share on the @BXBrum Twitter account, I’ve realised I’ve found more than I ever thought I would, and that tweeting them individually would perhaps be confusing and laborious.  So I’ve decided to write a post to share them too. Please note that if links aren’t hyperlinks, it’s because I’ve not got access to the technology. I’m working on it. This IS a WIP.

I may change the order or format in due course, but I’m grouping similar challenges together, and then the others are in alphabetical order. If you know of any others, feel free to leave a link below.

Christmas Related

Just Another Girl and her Books: 12 Books of Christmas Challenge ’18 https://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.com/p/12-books-of-christmas-challenge-18.html

Whole Latte Ideas: 2018 WholeLatteXmas Readathon Info and Sign Ups https://www.wholelatteideas.net/2018/11/2018-wholelattexmas-readathon-info-and.html

SHORT-A-THON 2018 – DECEMBER 21-31 to focus solely on the shortest books you ownhttps://booksandmunches.com/2018/11/09/short-a-thon-2018/

 

Romance Challenges

The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge 2019 http://delightedreader.com/the-bad-boys-of-romance-reading-challenge-2019-sign-up/

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2019 https://andiabcs.com/2018/11/30/sign-up-contemporary-romance-reading-challenge-2019/

 

Diverse Reading Challenges

Diversity Reading Challenge https://luktenavtrykksverte.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-diversity-reading-challenge.html

Sirens Reading Challenge, supporting women and non binary authors in the Fantasy genre https://www.sirensconference.org/connect/readingchallenge.html

Reading Women Challenge https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/reading-women-challenge-2019/ #ReadingWomenChallenge

 

Classic Book Reading Challenges

A classic a month Reading Challenge 2019 https://theperksofbeingnourablog.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/a-classic-a-month-reading-challenge-2019/amp/

Victorian Reading Challenge https://blbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-victorian-reading-challenge.html

12 Children’s Classics for 2019 http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2018/09/05/12-childrens-classics-for-2019/

Back to the Classics 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/12/back-to-classics-2019.html

Georgian Reading Challenge https://blbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-georgian-reading-challenge.htm

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge http://www.passagestothepast.com/2018/10/2019-historical-fiction-reading.html #2019HistFicReadingChallenge

Back to the Classics 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/12/back-to-classics-2019.html

 

eReader

It’s time for #COYER! Let us help clean out your ereader!  http://coyerchallenge.com/2018/11/01/coyer-winter-is-here-going-back-to-basics-again/

Do you want to challenge yourself to read more eBooks? Join #ForTheLoveOfEbooks19 today! Sign ups are now open! https://wp.me/p7XOfa-1yA

Crime

Agatha Christie 52 Books in 52 Weeks http://www.read52booksin52weeks.com/p/agatha-christie-perpetual-challenge.html

Cloak and Dagger 2019 sign up https://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/cloak-and-dagger-2019-sign-up/

I Spy Reading Challenge https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/362261-i-spy-reading-challenge

British Crime Classics https://thebookdecoder.com/2018/12/07/british-crime-classics-challenge/

 

Religious

‪Bible Reading Challenge http://growing4life.net/2019-bible-reading-challenge/

The 2019 Christian Reading Challenge https://www.challies.com/resources/the-2019-christian-reading-challenge/

‪Epistolary Reading Challenge 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/10/epistolary-reading-challenge-2019.html

 

Others, in a rough alphabetical order:

#LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge! http://disq.us/t/38marqv

@BC24HrReadathon is hosting the 1st #BookCrossing #Readathon is on Sunday April 14th, 2019

666 for 2019 – an around the world reading challenge https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/557526

 

Abandoned Book Rescue 2018 – Challenges from Exploding Steamboats https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19155483-abandoned-book-rescue-2018

All About the Trope Challenge http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/all-about-trope-challenge.html

‪Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/reading-challenges/2019-alphabet-soup-author-edition-reading-challenge/

Are you addicted to reading challenges? I just might have the thing for you…. ‪Reading Challenge Addict: About https://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.com/p/about.html

Because Challenges: A Year in Anthologies! Sign Up Post! Come Join the Challenge https://coyerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/a-year-in-anthologies-sign-up-post-come.html

Around the Year in 52 Books https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/174195-around-the-year-in-52-books

AtoZ Reading Challenge | Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest – https://go.shr.lc/2Nabcve

Aussie Author Challenge 2019 https://go.shr.lc/2AvTJVh

2019 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up! – Hot Listens – https://go.shr.lc/2CgJRAN

 

Bookish’s 2019 Reading Challenge: 52 Ways to #KillYourTBR https://www.bookish.com/articles/2019-reading-challenge/

Book Riot’s 2019 Read Harder Challenge- https://bookriot.com/2018/12/12/2019-read-harder-challenge/

Blog All About It Challenge http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html

Books and Ladders: 2019 Reading Challenge: Reading Challenge Throwback https://blog.booksandladders.co.uk/2018/12/2019-reading-challenge-reading.html

By the 100th page reading challenge – A book a month https://bythe100thpage.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/book-challenge-2019/

Birth Year Reading Challenge https://hotchpotcafe.blogspot.com/2018/12/birth-year-reading-challenge-2019_12.html

 

Cayl Reading Challenge https://thewanderingcayl.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/the-2019-cayl-reading-challenge/

Charity Reading Challenge (sign up) https://blbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-charity-reading-challenge-sign-up.html

Connect Five Books Reading Challenge https://thebookdate.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/connect-five-books-reading-challenge/

‪Creativity Reading Challenge 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/10/creativity-reading-challenge-2019.html

The 2019 Christian Reading Challenge https://www.challies.com/resources/the-2019-christian-reading-challenge/

 

Do you want to challenge yourself to read more physical books? If so, join #printonlyRC2019 (Sign Ups are now open!) https://wp.me/p7XOfa-1yy (this just might help some #Bookcrossers!)

 

EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE – https://go.shr.lc/2B0izwo

Everything You Need to Know About BEAT THE BACKLIST 2019 | NovelKnight http://www.novelknight.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-beat-the-backlist-2019/

 

Feed Your Fiction Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up https://feedyourfictionaddiction.com/2018/12/2019-book-blog-discussion-challenge-sign-up.html

First in Series Challenge 2019 https://cuddleupwithacozymysteryandadachshund.blog/2018/12/16/first-in-series-challenge-2019/

2019 Fanfiction Reading Challenge: Announcement and Sign-Up https://catonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/2019-fanfiction-reading-challenge/

2019 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge https://celebrityreaders.com/2018/12/15/2019-finishing-the-series-reading-challenge/

 

Hail to the King 2019 Stephen King Reading Challenge https://ryanmwilliams.com/stephen-king/

Haute ‪ Beauty Reading Challenge https://hautebeautyguide.com/2019-book-challenge/

Humor Reading Challenge 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/10/humor-reading-challenge-2019.html

Home school life : If you, too, are looking for a way to organize your (endless) reading lists … http://homeschoollifemag.com/blog/2018/12/10/the-hsl-2019-reading-challenge

Lantern Read https://www.lanternarts.org/readingchallenge

Learn Something New 2019 Reading Challenge  http://smsnonfictionbookreviews.com/2018/11/learn-something-new-2019-reading-challenge/

Library love Reading Challenge  ‪http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019-library-love-challenge-review-link-ups/

Literary Pickers Reading Challenge Sign Up 2019 – https://go.shr.lc/2QcmiS6

Literary Loners http://readeropolis.blogspot.com/2018/12/announcing-literary-loners-reading.html

Literary Escapes Reading Challege https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/2018/11/11/2019-literary-escapes-challenge-sign-up-today/?fbclid=IwAR0busrbI9Wt6ljNDhG6XFLIxYKVfWxKZvvf44brx8LKWkE_isz-06bdG2Y

L-B the Librarian My 2019 Reading Challenge! https://lbthelibrarian.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/my-2019-reading-challenge/

 

Manga Reading Challenge https://mangahoarder.com/manga-reading-challenge-2019/

‪Master list of 2019 Reading Challenges. Hopefully I’ll have told you about most of them….http://www.girlxoxo.com/the-master-list-of-2019-reading-challenges/

Medical Examiner Mystery Reading Challenge http://rickmillsproject.com/reading_challenges/medical_examiner/index.html

‪Memoir Reading Challenge 2019 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2018/10/memoir-reading-challenge-2019.html

Mind Voyages http://www.read52booksin52weeks.com/p/mind-voyages.html

Monthly Key Word Challenge 2019 https://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2018/10/monthly-key-word-challenge-2019.html

‪Monthly Motif reading challenge http://www.girlxoxo.com/2019-monthly-motif-reading-challenge/

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2019 https://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2018/10/mount-tbr-reading-challenge-2019.html

Netgalley Edelweiss Reading Challenge https://readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/netgalley-edelweiss-reading-challenge-2019-sign-ups/ #NGEW2019

New Release Challenge Sign-up https://unconventionalbookworms.com/2019-new-release-challenge-sign-up/

Need some help which choosing which books to read? The 2019 Reading Challenge https://modernmrsdarcy.com/reading-challenge-2019/, with free Reading Challenge kit when you subscribe!

Nobel Prize Winners http://www.read52booksin52weeks.com/p/literary-nobel-prize-winners.html

Nonfiction Reading Challenge https://doingdeweydecimal.com/2018/12/29/2019-nonfiction-reading-challenge/

 

Books from pre-2010…. Oldie But A Goodie Romance Reading Challenge 2019 Sign Up http://disq.us/t/39ugvh4

 

Pick 26 books from the listed themes, and join in! https://www.walterandcobooks.com/blog/walter-co-2019-reading-challenge

Pick a Theme reading Challenge https://shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com/2018/11/pick-theme-2019-challenge.html

Pretty Deadly Reviews: Bookish Bingo: Winter 2018-2019 https://prettydeadlyreviews.blogspot.com/2018/11/bookish-bingo-winter-2018-2019.html

‪Putting wings on words 2019 Reading Challenge https://puttingwingsonwords.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/2019-reading-challenge/

The perks of being a noura 2019 Reading Challenge https://theperksofbeingnourablog.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/2019-reading-challenge/

 

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks http://www.read52booksin52weeks.com/2018/12/2019-read-52-books-in-52-weeks.html

Reading Challenge 2019: A Book A Week with the Pingel Sisters https://pingelsisters.com/reading-challenge-2019/

Reading Challenges (Around the Web) https://xxertz.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/2019-reading-challenges-around-the-web/

Retellings Reading Challenge http://www.cornerfolds.com/2018/12/2019-retellings-reading-challenge.html

Review Writing Challenge Sign Up – https://go.shr.lc/2AJoLc1

Read My Name – a 2019 Reading Challenge http://smsnonfictionbookreviews.com/2018/12/read-my-name-2019-reading-challenge/

Because Challenges: 2019 Reading Assignment Challenge | Sign Up Now! https://coyerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-reading-assignment-challenge-sign.htmL

 

Socrates’ Book Reviews…: 2019 What An Animal Reading Challenge – Sign Up https://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-what-animal-reading-challenge-sign.html

#Ampersand2019 reading challenge! 52 prompts for the year https://commasandampersandsblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/join-me-for-my-ampersand2019-reading-challenge/

SpaceTime Reading Challenge Sign-up #spacetimereads http://jemimapett.com/blog/2018/12/06/spacetime-reading-challenge-signup/

 

The 2019 Ragdoll Reading Challenge (Regular Edition) https://ragdollreads.co.uk/the-2019-ragdoll-reading-challenge/

The Annual Moody Reader Reading Challenge 2019 https://perspectiveofawriter.com/2018/11/24/2019-moody-reader-reading-challenge/

‪The Untouched Bookshelf Challenge! – An Invitation to Participate in something new https://swiftcoffee.blog/2018/11/21/the-untouched-bookshelf-challenge-an-invitation-to-participate-in-something-new/

2019 Reading Challenge + FREE PRINTABLE https://mommymannegren.com/2018/11/16/2019-reading-challenge-free-printable/

 

World at War Reading Challenge https://blbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/2019-reading-challenges-world-at-war.html

Reading Challenge 2019 – Women Writers – Elif the Reader http://elifthereader.com/reading-projects/reading-challenge-2019-women-writers/

 

Word Of The Nerd Reading Challenge #WotNReadingChallenge https://wordofthenerdonline.com/the-2019-wotnreadingchallenge-is-here/

Yellow Book Road #ReadingChallenge – a book a month. https://www.theyellowbookroad.com/blog/2019-reading-challenge

 

Ready to Read in 2019 http://www.romancereaderscafe.com/2018/12/11/ready-to-read-in-2019/

Ivyclad Bingo https://ivycladideas.blogspot.com/2018/12/announcing-ivyclad-bingo-2019.html

Build Your Library Family Reading Challenge http://buildyourlibrary.com/2019-build-your-library-reading-challenge/

2019 #BookishResolutions Sign Up! Gets get those resolutions done together https://coyerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-bookishresolutions-sign-up-gets.html

 

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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I found this Reading Challenge from Passages to the Past a while back, and decided that I should and could sign up. I read a lot of historical fiction, right?

I’m not going to choose my books up front. I know that if I do this, it instantly puts me off that book, as it’s too much like homework. I do have a pile of books ready, in a very rough definition of “historical fiction” that I will look to choose from first.

I’m going to go in low with my numbers, based on my reading over the last few years and go with a Medieval level of 15 books. This is one of two reading challenges I will taking part in in 2019…there will be some overlap, so between them, I hope to make my way at least through the books that are currently “not on shelves”!

Passages to the Past: 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge – Sign Up page is here: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2018/10/2019-historical-fiction-reading.html