Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! Try a Book Challenge for 2011.

Happy New Year everyone! It's that time of the year when we resolve to try something new. We all start out with good intentions whether we resolve to lose weight or volunteer somewhere. But how many of us actually keep our New Year's resolutions? Well, here's an idea that's easy to keep. Why not try a book challenge?

A book challenge...what's that? Well, a book challenge is a goal you set for yourself. You decide how many books you are going to read this year. Also, you decide what types of books you are going to read: fiction, nonfiction, children's books, mysteries, comics, and more. It's all up to you. You can get all gung-ho about it and go with a number like 75 or 100. Or you can be more conservative and choose a number like 50 or even low-ball it at 25. No matter what your number, the goal is all yours. Once you've chosen, then you have the entire year to reach your goal. And here's a little secret: you don't have to begin exactly on January 1st; you can start your challenge at any time of the year.

By the way, a handy way to keep track of your progress, is to sign up for a counter at
Ticker Factory. You can create your very own ticker to keep track of how many books you've read. It's easy. Just choose the objects/actions counter under crafts/hobbies and fill in the required information. Choose your ticker ruler and slider styles, then let Ticker Factory do the rest. At the end you will be given the html code to add to your blog, web page, or signature. Just remember to update your count from time to time.

I've set my goal conservatively at 50. I hope you'll join me! Good Luck & Happy Reading for 2011 ! Oh, and remember to stop by often and check out my ticker below to see my progress.

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