Take Control Of Your TBR Pile

Take Control - March 2013 TBR Pile Challenge
Back in March, I entered the Take Control Of Your TBR Pile – March 2013 Reading Challenge, which was hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. As you can see, I’m a tad behind in updates, but I need to officially record that I completed this challenge for the Reading Challenges Addict event I am also participating in.

Previously, I’ve listed completed challenges in one big post. I think from now on, however, I’ll also be listing the challenges separately to make tracking easier.

Following are the books that I read during March as part of the TBR Challenge. In case you wonder if participating in reading challenges helps you to actually read more, I read twice as many books in March as I did in January and February combined by focusing on tackling my TBR pile!

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  1. How did you do it? What with blogging, commenting, taking care of the eight kitties, whipping the flower gardens in shape after winter and just the day-to-day chores of living, I am not going to complete the two challenges I signed for. I.m reading, which I love, but I only manage of few pages a day. any suggestions? Janet

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      To be honest, Janet, those challenges can be challenging – I probably bit off more than I can chew myself this year, but am improvising on the fly!

      Really, the best advice I can give you is to realize that the purpose of these challenges are to be fun and to serve as an encouragement for you to read more – but they are meant to work FOR you – not to add pressure to your life. So, if you can find some time to read more (if that’s a priority) – like maybe setting aside some uninterrupted time each week or joining a read-a-thon or even taking a book and hiding out in the bathroom for privacy – do it! And, if you find that whatever is going on in your life pre-empts reading, plan for that now and do more when you can.

      Perhaps you could focus on one of the challenges and complete that first. Or, perhaps there is a different challenge out there that is better suited to your needs?

      I joined a lot of challenges this year but am finding it to be a bit of an administrative nightmare!
      Now that I am getting a sense of which ones are and aren’t working for me, I will be able to do a better job of fine-tuning things next year.

      I’m also considering hosting a challenge of my own next year, if I can think of the right one!

      Best of luck to you! (Oh, the other thing that will help you – choose some “easy to read” books – lol!)

  2. Pamela says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading the reviews of what you are reading. Reading is a high priority for me. This year I have fifty I’ve decided to read. But I find myself with gifts and other purchases that keep adding to my list.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Pamela – I appreciate the feedback!
      Fifty is a respectable number of books to read in a year! I know what you mean about that list continuing to grow!
      Are you participating in any of the reading challenges?

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