As of this drafting (September 12th), we have 160 posts linked-up for this challenge. Bravo!
I wonder if you might take a moment to leave a comment this month and share your favorite book from this year’s challenge? If you’ve completed your list or made a lot of progress, share that too! We’d love to cheer you on and feel motivated too, especially those of us (cough cough) who have been stuck for a little bit.
Speaking of stuck, as summer here in the world’s hottest region begins to come to an end, I will begin to find myself more often outdoors. That usually means a rapid slowing-down of my reading progress. This is a little problematic because I’ve already had two months in a row with now challenge list progress! Teaching two literature courses plus composition courses tends to whittle away at any of my free time, but especially free/pleasure reading, because I need to read so much material for lectures, reviews, and of course I need to read student work, too. All of that is to say… I swear, it’s not my fault! (Ha ha – are you convinced?)
Callooh, callay! What a frabjous day! Thanks to an extraordinarily prolific reading month in August, I’m now ahead of schedule for my reading. (I’ve already hit my Goodreads goal for the year: 65 books. Guess I need to update that!) I also forced myself to sit down and get a few blog posts written, including some thoughts on Didion’s A Book of Common Prayer, which I finished quite some time ago (in fact, I wrote thoughts for two poetry collections that I completed for this challenge after reading the Didion, before writing the Didion review. Huh!) I’m also still plugging away steadily at A Poet’s Guide to Poetry, which means I’m “in progress” on Book 11 for my main 12. I have much hope that I’ll complete my challenge with 14 out of 12 this year! But I do have two very large tomes remaining, so we’ll see how it all actually pans out, in the end.
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. If you read and review any challenge books this month, please link-up on the widget below. This Mr. Linky will be re-posted every month so that we can compile a large list of all that we’re reading and reviewing together this year. Each review that is linked-up on this widget throughout the year may also earn you entries into future related giveaways, so don’t forget to keep this updated!
Stay tuned & keep posting those reviews to the linky below!