Wednesday, April 18, 2018

P is for Pages #AtoZchallenge

How many pages have you read this year? In India, people spend about 10 hours a week reading. The A to Z challenge has always been predominantly authors and book reviewers, all who make excellent sources for recommending pages to read.

For those of you who enjoy participating in challenges with your fellow bloggers (I have a feeling that's most of you), and would like some extra page-turning motivation, allow me to suggest a few blogs:

The Herd Presents posted some year-long challenges in December, and adds a few more every now and then.

Wishful Endings has the Tackle Your TBR (to be read) challenge, which is in September.

Bout of Books starts on May 14, right after the A to Z challenge.

Feed Your Fiction Addiction has an extensive list.

Need some books?
If you read New Adult fiction (main characters are mostly ages 18 to 25), there's the New Adult Scavenger Hunt in June and December. If you prefer Young Adult fiction (main characters are mostly ages 14 to 18), there's the YA Scavenger Hunt - one just happened, but another comes around in October.

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Harvest Moon by Hand said...

There's a Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge that goes throughout the year. You can join in anytime. I've done it before and it's a good motivator to sit down and read a book each week.


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J Lenni Dorner said...

Great suggestion!

Cathy Kennedy said...

J Lenni,

It's a challenge just to read a long post for me forget a novel. Although, a nice think book is excellent for pressing flowers. That's about all I find need for one these days and even flower pressing isn't on the top of my list lately. I hope some day to get pulled back into a make-believe world where I'm transported to anyplace, anytime without leaving my home. Heck, I can even read the device I'm using in this challenge to sketch. That being said, let me invite y'all to join me for my latest A2Z iPad Art Sketch of the day. P is for Prince Charming and His Princess Cinderella.

~Curious as a Cathy

Emily in Ecuador said...

I have not participated in a reading challenge but what a great idea! I read every night anyway so might as well add a little fun to it. Thanks for the suggested blogs to check out some challenges.

Emily In Ecuador

Emily in Ecuador said...

I am not sure why I am missing it but I can't seem to find the P post in Facebook for Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Can someone please send me a link?

An@m! said...

P for "Plank and Pilates Vatiations"

Charan Deep Singh said...

Taking pot-shots at Pots in Restaurant Toilets

P for Pots in Restaurant Toilets said...

I have participated in a number of kid lit reading and writing challenges. They give me the incentive and encouragement I need.
For the readers out there - my theme this year is Literary Maps. Stop by if you have a chance.

Lady In Read said...

those do sound interesting.. will take a look at them (have many ongoing right now though).. my p post -

Lady In Read said...

P is for Perks

Roland Clarke said...

I've done maybe two or three challenges as well as A to Z since 2014 - unless you count the 100k in 100 days Challenge on Facebook, which I've done about as long. (Oh, and NaNoWriMo.)

As for reading, I stick to the year-long Goodreads challenge as I can set my own target. is my today's P post.

Gonz said...

What was first? The phoenix or the ashes? We don't have the answer to that, but we include some details about the fabulous bird. Here is my entry for P: "P is for Phoenix", in which I tell you about this mythological and marvelous D&D monster.

Unknown said...

I read copious amounts but only did the reading challenges as a kid.

Haneen Ibrahim said...

A good book for me is like being under the influence of a drug...yea, that bad. I sure love reading ;)

I Will Never Give you Up

J Lenni Dorner said...

Ah, fair enough.
Out of my own curiosity, are audiobooks any better? I'm never sure who to recommend those to.

J Lenni Dorner said...

You're welcome!

J Lenni Dorner said...

There was an Internet issue which prevented our Wordpress blog from backing up this post, which is what prevented the other service from posting the link to Facebook. Terribly sorry for that.

J Lenni Dorner said...

I, too, enjoy the Goodreads one.

J Lenni Dorner said...


Anita Sabat said...

Books are awesome!
I am trying to read at least 1 book in a month...

My P Post:
Palanquin Carried Special Cover by Postal Department

kaykuala said...

P for Promiscuity