Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round Up: 5th – 11th March 2020

I am officially ahead of schedule!

At least, that’s what Goodreads tells me. If I didn’t mention, I’m doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year to help me keep up with my reading. The goal this year is to read at least 50 books, though I’m hoping it’ll be more since I do reviews once a week.

I had a chat with a few other avid readers about their Goodreads Challenges and how they were getting on and I am absolutely staggered by what some brave folk are attempting to achieve this year.

100 books. 200 books. 250 books.

How does anyone have the time to read that much? I suppose in between work, launching a writing career and blogging, it’s tough to fit any more than one book a week in but that level of commitment to reading blew me away.

For those people who are aiming for 250 books, that’s approximately 4.8 books per week (so let’s say 5) – that’s almost a book a day. With full time jobs and life commitments, that is dedication of the highest degree.

I’d love to read more than I do and with any luck, when I eventually quit my day job, I’ll have a little more time to get stuck into reading. I can dream, right?

Last week’s short read Blood Legend: Undead did exactly what it was supposed to and gave me a bit more time to get ahead of schedule this week. On time isn’t good enough when ten minutes early is an option.

Even with this extra time to read, I have taken a temporary break from writing to concentrate on tweaking content for The Secret Library, prepare some plans for an upcoming series and taking a bit of a breather. A Druid’s Secret, my novel for the Darkness Rising boxed set has been finished and sent off, so this frees up a lot more time for me to regroup and prepare for the next steps in my author journey!

It’s been an eventful week to say the least and I’m looking to get a good chunk of reading done and organise my life (*laughs hysterically*) in the next one.

Are you doing a Goodreads challenge this year? How many books are you aiming to read? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!


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