My first challenge FAIL

Last year I signed up for only a few challenge and managed to complete them all.  Why sign up if you aren’t planning on succeeding?  Well, I was humbled by the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge that ran from January 1-March 31.  I got off to a slow start and due to a few challenges at home (which I will share with you next week) I came in at only about 75 miles.  Big fat fail.  So I decided to see how I was doing with my other challenges and promptly started to panic.

I let you guys choose 50 of the 55 books I signed up for and I need to get busy.  Of the 50 you chose for me I’ve managed to complete only 11.  I have started 3 others.  And of the 5 I chose from my shelves I’ve read 3.  So I’m 14 out of 55 for this challenge. So far my favorite book that you chose is Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.Sign up for the 2010 A to Z ChallengeI flew through this one last year, but not so much this time around.  I have read 20 out of the 52.

New Author Challenge 2010I signed up for 35 and have read 12 new authors this year.  Just by adding the ones that you chose for me for the RYOB challenge I’ll add 17 more.  Beth Hoffman author of Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt is my favorite new find. 

The Color Challenge is to read 9 books with nine different colors in the title.  I finished one this week and am reading a second.

Looking for the Short Story Challenge?I’m supposed to read a short story collection every quarter and I’m on track.  Whew.  At least I’m caught up on one.

50 states of mindThe States Challenge is one I joined late knowing that it would be difficult to complete.  Since it includes Washington DC I’ve managed only 13 of 51 so far.  New York is my most read state since I re-read the Deadly series with 8 books.

So, there it is.  My reading has really taken a hit lately, as has my visiting your blogs.  Hang in there with me, more details next week…